Life presented us with two special and beloved children, Maria Paula and Samuel. However, from an early age they were fighting for life. There were many hospital admissions until we reached a definitive diagnosis of Rare Congenital Immunodeficiency. Since then we have discovered that the only way to keep them alive would be a bone marrow transplantation, so we began the search for donors, hoping for the best and in the confidence that God would help us. It was from REDOME that we received the two good news that there were donors for our children, a Brazilian for Maria Paula…
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.
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.