Nastya (Russia) and Stanley (Germany)

The story of Nastya Zerova, a girl from the little town of Gubakh in Perm Krai, Russia, can be called nothing but amazing. All manner of remarkable things happened to Nastya and her mother Vera thanks to the acute myeloblastic leukaemia Nastya was diagnosed with in 2008. Nastya and Vera had originally gone to the Perm regional hospital, but even after their time there, the illness refused to give up. In 2012, Nastya suffered a relapse. That was when they went to Moscow. But their most amazing journey was still to come—four years later they found themselves in Birkenfeld in…

Read story

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.

More information

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.

More information

Thanking all donors worldwide

cord blood units

Subscribe to our news letter

Media Materials

Download our media materials to support WMDD or to start your event.