Cancer made me a better person (Brazil)

My name is Luis Fernando Afonso and I work as a voluntary at ONG Pró Medula. My history began as a patient in December 2012, when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia. At that time, I was informed that only a bone marrow transplant could save my life. Hearing that is not easy for anyone, even more when you don´t know anything about cancer. After that, I decided I would face my disease head on, with a lot of humor , faith and willpower. Thanks to the Grace of God I was presented with two 100% matched brothers 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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WMDD 24h Live Stream

On September 18, 2021, World Marrow Donor Day will be held for the 7th time.

This year's #WMDD2021, we organise a 24-hour live stream! Join the livestream by submitting any engaging interesting/entertaining content. The deadline to submit content is 23 July!

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Thanking all donors worldwide

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donors
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cord blood units

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