To donate bone marrow was an honour (South Africa)

Sibo became interested in donating blood while studying at Rhenish Girls’ High School in Stellenbosch, as donation programmes were held at Paul Roos Gymnasium across the road. Since 2013, she has been a regular blood donor. ‘If I’m healthy and able to donate blood, it’s the least I can do. I’m only thinking of myself if I don’t donate!’ she says. At the beginning of 2017, a person who recruits people to donate bone marrow spoke to Sibo while she was donating blood on campus at UWC. ‘She explained to me what it means to donate bone marrow, that a…

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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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WMDD 24h Live Stream

On September 18, 2021, World Marrow Donor Day will be held for the 7th time.

This year's #WMDD2021, we organise a 24-hour live stream! Join the livestream by submitting any engaging interesting/entertaining content. The deadline to submit content is 23 July!

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