Designer Joey Roth is auctioning a limited run of 24-karat gold Sorapots to help out BB pal Amit Gupta, who recently fell ill with leukaemia: "South Asians are severely underrepresented in the pool of registered bone marrow donors. 100% of profits from the auctions will go to drives, both here and in India, to find and register potential donors."
The odds of someone of South Asian descent finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.
Here's my review of the Sorapot from some time ago.
Sorapot - 24k Gold Limited Edition to benefit Amit Gupta [eBay auction]
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