In March we participated in a Bonus Day and raised the largest amount ever - almost $9,000 in a day! Once we received the funds, we used them to help five patients with leukemia and blood diseases to make the first installments to the bone marrow donor registry located in Germany so that it could start the donor search for them.
I just wanted to share with you a story of one of these five patients. Dima Komarov is 10. Six years ago, he was first diagnosed with leukemia. It was a rare kind that combined features of both lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias. Although Dima responded to chemotherapy and went into remission for several years, the disease returned at the end of last year. He then had to travel to St. Petersburg from the south of Russia to get evaluated for bone marrow transplantation. This is the only city in Russia where bone marrow from unrelated donors is transplanted. We hope Dima will do well. Thank you so much for giving him and others a chance!
Sergei, a patient featured in our project, is planning to go home in April. He had completed 12 cycles of therapy with a new drug for Hodgkin's lymphoma that is not yet available in Europe or Russia. Sergei responded very well and no further treatment is planned at this time. Once his blood counts recover, he is looking forward to his return home, to a town near Moscow. We are very grateful to all our supporters for helping Sergei complete his treatment! Please help Sergei pay for his lodging until the end of April.
Thank you so much!
Mar 12, 2012
Help Anastasia Find a Bone Marrow Donor!
By Marina Ouano - Project Leader
Since the start of this project, we were able to support six leukemia patients who needed bone marrow transplants. Thank you very much! We are now raising funds for an 11-year old Anastasia. Four years ago she underwent treatment for lymphoma. Unfortunately, in 2011 she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her only chance to get well is bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor. We need to help her raise 5,000 euros to pay for bone marrow donor search in a registry in Germany.
On Wednesday, March 14th, all donations to our project (up to $1,000) will get bonus match from GlobalGiving.org. This is a great opportunity to let your donation make the most impact. In addition, GlobalGiving offers two extra bonuses:
The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
The organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
Matching will last until funds run out - so make your donation early in the day!