My brother was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia around the age of five in 1994, as this type of cancer requires a bone marrow transplant from a relative with the exact type of DNA as my brother my family underwent testing to find a donor, Joshua being one of only three siblings the outlook wasn’t very good. You can have ten siblings and not one be a match but miraculously I was an exact donor. Being only three and at the time of the operation anaesthetic of the time alone was a huge danger to such a young child. Luckily…

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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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