Dr. Sita Arjune (Germany) meets Maheer Chirag Ghjadiyali (India)

It is almost seven years ago since Dr. Sita Arjune (28 years old) registered with the DKMS. “A friend of mine also had blood cancer. He didn’t find a donor.” The young man died at just 24 years of age. After this, the qualified bio-chemist was highly motivated to do something to help others. Today Maheer Chirag Ghjadiyali is ten years old.  He comes from Ahmedabad, India. He has defeated his leukemia. Maheer is Indian, Sita Arjune was born in Cologne. Her father comes from Guiana, a former British colony in South America. They met at the 25th anniversary of…

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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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