“I was really surprised when, 13 years later, they were still able to find me!” said Gabriel Sackett, a 31-year-old security manager at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. He had joined the Gift of Life Marrow Registry in September 2003 during a drive at Sh’or Yoshuv Institute in Lawrence, N.Y. “As soon as I had the opportunity to join the registry, I did it without hesitation. If it can save someone’s life, it must be done,” said Gabriel. What he had not counted on was that when the call came for him to donate peripheral blood stem…
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.
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.