Ralf (Germany) and John (USA)

Ralf and John, International help crossing borders In 2007 initial typing for a diseased friend was done at the Red Cross Blood Donation Service. At the end of the year confirmatory typing followed to check compatibility for an unknown patient. In April 2008 Ralf underwent a successful donation of stem cells without any problems. The transplant was delivered to a patient in Seattle associated with the best wishes for the recipient. Three months later Ralf received the message about patient´s engraftment and that the stem cell recipient was fine. He was indefinitely happy about this fact. In 2010 both donor…

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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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