Josi and Ralf (Germany)

“For me it was just a few hours of time and for another person it is a life!” Josi Paulig doesn’t see herself as a hero and yet she has given her genetic twin a second life. Shortly before her 18th birthday, the young woman from Marienberg had registered with the Association for Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Donations in Dresden and did not know yet that years later, in 2018, she would donate stem cells for someone who was still unknown to her. Today he is no longer unknown: It is Ralf Schüsling from Ranis (66 years old) who…

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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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