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Marrow Donor Day at Galeria Bronowice
Date of event: 05.12.2019
This Thursday, December 5, at Galeria Bronowice, potential bone marrow and stem cell donors registration will take place. As part of the 11th edition of HELPERS 'GENERATION, at a specially organized stand, everyone interested will be able to register in the database and perhaps give a 6-year-old Madzia Małyniuk and others a chance for a new life. The action organized by the DKMS Foundation and the Jagiellonian University will take place in the Super Hero Zone from 10.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m.
Every day many people hear the diagnosis of "leukemia" and their lives turn upside down. Every day they have to deal with a serious illness, and their carefree, joyful moments change into a series of continuous treatments, drips and chemotherapy. 6-year-old Madzia Małyniuk from Krakow suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and the only chance for recovery is bone marrow transplantation. It was her who Krakow students decided to dedicate the campaign at Galeria Bronowice and the entire final this year.
Marrow Donor Day at Galeria Bronowice, organized by the DKMS Foundation and the Jagiellonian University, will be a unique opportunity to learn about the specifics of bone marrow and stem cell collection. Volunteers will answer all questions and doubts that arise when deciding to become a potential bone marrow donor. The registration process is very simple and takes only a few minutes - just fill out the form with your personal data, answer a few questions about your health, and then take a swab from the inner side of the cheek using a swab stick. Any healthy person, age between 18 and 55, weighing a minimum of 50 kg, can register. On the DKMS website https://www.dkms.pl/pl you can check what is an obstacle to register as a potential bone marrow donor. We remind you to bring a document with the PESEL number with you.
The nationwide HELPERS 'GENERATION community, made of students from all over Poland, helps those suffering from blood cancer. Since 2013, as part of actions organized together with the DKMS Foundation at universities throughout Poland, a total of 121,609 potential bone marrow donors and stem cells have been registered. The HELPERS 'GENERATION project is real help for patients with blood cancer, which is confirmed by statistics. Over the past six years, 750 people have given a chance to live to their genetic twins, for whom transplantation was often the only hope.