Mackenzie (Canada) and Alexander (Germany)

Mackenzie Curran In 2013, at the age of 16, Mackenzie Curran was diagnosed with myelodyplastic syndrome, a  cancer that prevents the bone marrow from producing enough healthy blood cells.  To survive, Mackenzie needed to find an unrelated stem cell donor. An honour student and elite athlete, Mackenzie was  a vibrant and active teenager with a world of opportunity ahead of her.  Her family was reeling from the news of MacKenzie’s disease, and hopeful that a match would be found through Canada’s OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network. Fortunately, in November of the same year, Mackenzie’s family learned a donor in…

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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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