Jorge (USA) and Maurice (Germany)

I’ve lived in the U.S. since 2001, when I traveled from Colombia to complete my economics degree at SUNY Albany. After I graduated, I moved to New York City and landed a job at Citigroup, where I worked for nearly seven years. During my time there, DKMS came to a company event to promote leukemia awareness and swab potential donors. I was swabbed that day and called as a potential match six months later. While I matched the patient, there was another potential donor with a closer match than mine. About a year later I was called back. This time,…

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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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Thanking all donors worldwide

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