Transplant Informers hosts City Hunter DVD sweepstakes
by | January 5, 2012 | 29 Comments

Heads up, giveaway lovers!

We’re not the only ones holding giveaways this month: We’ve gotten word of a City Hunter DVD sweepstakes being held by Transplant Informers (a blog in association with the Asian American Donor Program), which has launched a project using Korean dramas as an outlet to educate about bone marrow donation. (Using K-drama powers for good over evil — we approve.)

As City Hunter fans will recall, the drama features a bone marrow transplant storyline. (And if you haven’t seen it, you can win the DVD set and see it firsthand.) Using the show as a launching pad for educational commentary about bone marrow donation, Transplant Informers is giving away copies of the drama’s DVD boxset. It seems like a creative way to spread the word about a worthy cause, and spread the City Hunter love around.

To participate: Complete this survey and you’ll be entered to win.

The City Hunter sweepstakes will run till January 20. For more information:

29 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Ace


  2. mollyP

    Thank you so much! So excited!

  3. mollyP

    Oh no! Its not for the UK! Only for the US! One day…

    • 3.1 alua


      But somehow I had a hunch it would be US-only.

      Well, I guess it’s a Region 1 DVD anyhow so that would do no good.

      • 3.1.1 himonogirl

        I didn’t think it’d be US-only….
        Well, at least now I know about this association, I’m more aware of bone marrow donation and that I could help a human being.
        Good marketing move, folks!

  4. Maymay

    Javabeans, I love you!

    Thank you for this heads up.
    This is awesome new.
    Good luck to everyone who enter.

  5. mirabeau

    … It’s only for the people living in the USA. Why, oh why, drama gods ?

    • 5.1 ren

      I know!!! I’m just a little north! Come on~~~~

      • 5.1.1 moochi

        me three
        give it to the canadians too!

  6. Di

    only for US? I mean I was always in the US by this time of the year, not this year…. life SO UNFAIR T.T

  7. julianna

    hahaha this is such an ingenious method!!! lol

  8. cherkell

    What a wonderful idea!! I’m already on the US Donor Registry List, but it never hurts to re-establish contact with a lateral group… especially when there’s prizes involved! 🙂

    Forgive me for spamming this post, but I’ve been helping get the word out that there is a young boy in the Bay Area named Kyle Crawford who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. He is half Caucasian and half Chinese, which really narrows down the donor pool greatly. Here’s Kyle’s story: If you would like to help, contact your local Donor Bank through the link in the article. Thanks!!

  9. myr


    I’m not from the US. Make it international pls. T.T

  10. 10 Noelle


  11. 11 Angel

    It’s only for the US ㅠㅠ

    Thanks javabeans still! 🙂

  12. 12 Ivoire

    Thank you for the information, Javabeans.

  13. 13 DarknessEyes

    thanks so much for telling us about it!! Though im probably not going to win anyway. Do you have to be 18 to be eligible to enter the sweepstakes? I think that’s what it said…. So I just said I was over 18 lol.

  14. 14 malta

    Wow! This is great.

  15. 15 Lady Seoul

    Just completed the survey. It was pretty funny I thought and interesting.

  16. 16 corzieworzie

    BUT more importantly, YOU should register to become a bone marrow donor. especially being asian, having a match is like one in a million. thank God my friend found a match :]]

    in a much lighter note, city hunter ftw!

  17. 17 noona

    Bouh ! Only for the US?!
    Not France ????? T_T

    But it’s nice, a great opportunity to spread the City Hunter love! And do some good deed! =)

  18. 18 yukisama69

    NO FAIR!!! I’m in Puerto Rico, which is technically US but they limit it to the 50 states and Washington DC? NO Fair.

    I’m a registered bone marrow, blood, organ donor. No fair!!!!!

  19. 19 olsen

    Only in the US?


  20. 20 Thatgirl

    I don’t usually have patience for Surveys, but for City Hunter, I did it.

  21. 21 Lyphéa

    Why just USA! What about all the drama lovers from other countries like France!
    But it’s a nice project and it will convert more people to korean dramas!

  22. 22 Emily Avera

    Huge thanks to everyone who is participating in the survey and sweepstakes! It is great to see the Dramabeans community rally, not only for the love of City Hunter, but also for increasing awareness about bone marrow donation. Each response already makes an impact, helping us to get a better sense of how to do better education and outreach work.

    We’ll have a couple more Kdrama/transplant giveaways in the coming months, so stay tuned!

    To those of you outside the US, we wish we could extend the giveaway to you too. But you can always encourage your local donor registry to start a similar initiative. Here’s a list of registries worldwide(under registry information):

  23. 23 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

    I already bought the “City Hunter” (Region #1
    USA) DVD from Yes Asia, but I expect I’ll wear
    my first copy out from playing it so much, so
    I’ll enter this contest, anyway. It’s a quality
    item and the bonus extra is English sub-titled,
    too. HOORAY! 🙂

    PS….Except for some mistakes in the English,
    (for example: instead of saying “my COLLEAGUES
    will study these documents” the sub-titles say:
    “my COLLEGES will study these documents”)
    this DVD is pretty close to perfect.

    I LOVE the soundtrack, too. Although the very
    annoying song “It’s all right” almost wins the
    BOF’s “Almost Paradise” award, which we all
    know is pretty hard to do. Ha, ha.


    • 23.1 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

      Two things that I forgot to add:

      #1. How long will it take Korean TV big shots
      to realize that the “Korean wave” is world-wide?
      Personally, I’m very surprised that they even
      came out with a Region #1 DVD of “City Hunter.”
      They obviously have ~ NO CLUE ~ that people
      in many other countries around the world would
      buy their TV and movie DVDs.

      #2. I’m certainly no doctor, but the bone marrow
      transplant scene in this drama, looks to me like a
      blood transfusion just going through extra “loops”
      in some piece of machinery. Remember, that…ALL…
      Korean TV shows have the scene where after being
      hit by a car and while the victim is still on the street,
      you should grab that person and shake them until
      they open their eyes and answer the question:
      “Are you OK?” 🙁


      • 23.1.1 corzieworzie

        70% of bone marrow procedures are done through blood transfusion these days. injecting a needle in your pelvis through your bone marrow is somewhat archaic but is still being done (more so as a last resort though) 🙂

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