Ron (USA) and Karolina (Poland)

Local Las Vegas resident Ron Gross is alive today because of one selfless donor from Poland. In December 2013, Ron was told by his oncologist that he desperately needed a bone marrow transplant–and quickly—in order to survive. He had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disorder that disrupts the production of blood cells. Luckily, Ron found a match on the Be The Match Registry, received his transplant, and began returning back to a normal, healthy life thanks to this amazing young woman – his donor. Over time, Ron found out more about her – she was an artist in her…

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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

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