Julia and her brother (Ukraine)

My name is Julia, I’m 29 years old. In 2017 I was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia. Doctors said that a bone marrow transplantation was the only one thing that could save my life! It was necessary to have a transplantation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in Ukraine (one of the largest European countries) in the 21st century it is still not possible to have an unrelated transplantation for an adult patient! Also, there is no active register of potential donors anymore. Thanks to God, with the help of friends, family and other people we could collect thousands of dollars…

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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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Virtual Global Donor Drive

Thanking all donors worldwide

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donors
801,331
cord blood units

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