How a text changed a life! (Wales)

  So first things first; when you start donating blood, they ask you ‘can we take an extra sample and add your to the bone marrow register’, to which I obviously at some point said yes!  This has no effect on you for weeks, months, usually years, maybe never will, until……you get a text. It’s a simple text! Mine came early on a Friday morning; I rang them back that morning, and I was told that I was one of roughly 3 or 4 people that will have had a text. They ask you various questions such as your current health…

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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

35,488,928
donors
782,736
cord blood units

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