Australian Memories of WMDD 2015

19 September 2015 was the first ever World Marrow Donor Day, when we celebrated the contributions of all marrow and cord blood donors worldwide. At the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, the thank you gift on this special day was a collection of videos about real people whose lives have been saved, and who have saved lives, by bone marrow or cord blood donation. It was impressive movie, therefore we share it to inspire you for WMDD 2016. Crowd sourced patients video selfies were collected and interviews filmed to capture the donor and patient experience and give the patients a…

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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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Thanking all donors worldwide

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