9/11 NYPD officer and the British stem cell donor who saved his life

A New York police officer who was diagnosed with leukaemia which doctors believe was brought on by his efforts on September 11th was saved by a transatlantic stem cell donor who joined the donor register thirty years ago. Greg Holgerson, 42, was told his leukaemia could be linked to his involvement in the recovery efforts after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre. Greg was present at the site on the evening of the attack to secure the area and help with the recovery. ‘Everyone there was covered in dust and debris. It looked like it was snowing, it…

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What Is A Marrow Donor?

A marrow or blood stem cell donor is a volunteer adult person who is willing to donate cells for blood stem cell or marrow transplantation. Some donate to a family member, others donate to a patient somewhere in the world and who is not a family member.

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Why World Marrow Donor Day?

To thank all donors worldwide; Unrelated donors, family donors, cord blood donors, donors who already have donated, and donors who are on the global registry waiting to donate. To raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about being a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on patients’ live.

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