Raquel ‘vampirinha’ (Brazil)

I am  Raquel, I became known as “vampirinha” vampire girl. I’m  Brazilian, 32 years old and received a bone marrow transplantation  from a  REDOME donor  in 2018. When I arrived at the hospital to perform a blood exam I found out the disease, I have been admitted  for 32 days with the diagnose of  Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I met the doctor who was responsible of my treatment and he introduced himself as a “ vampire boss”, because he loves blood. In a short period of treatment, I understood the reason of this nickname. I needed a lot of bags of blood and…

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Why World Marrow Donor Day?

 
 
World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD) is a special day celebrated once per year to thank all blood stem cell donors worldwide. We thank unrelated donors, family donors, cord blood donors, donors who already have donated, and donors who are on the global registry waiting to donate. It is also a day to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about the importance of registering as a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on a patients’ life.
 
 

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