I wish I could meet my donor to say THANK YOU! (Australia/Lebanon)

I live in Australia and in 2010 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when I was 24 years old. I underwent various forms of treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and an autologous stem cell transplant but unfortunately none of these could get the cancer into remission. In 2011 I was told I would need to undergo an Allogeneic transplant and from the beginning my doctor told me it would be difficult to find my match due to my Lebanese heritage. This was the first time my family and I had even heard about the existence of the bone marrow registry and…

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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

37,223,086
donors
793,972
cord blood units

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