Luis (Guatamala) and Ezra (Germany)

DKMS donor Luis Miranda and DKMS patient and survivor Ezra Miller meet for the first time. In August 2015 Ezra was diagnosed with Leukemia – a day Ezra’s mother will never forget. Ezra needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. After losing his sister in an accident, Luis knew immediately he would say yes when DKMS called him as a bone marrow donor. Luis recalled, “when an opportunity comes to do something for someone that you can do, it is amazing.” Luis, who is originally from Guatemala, said his upbringing in an undocumented immigrant household had a lot to do…

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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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