Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide

by Karelian Registry of unrelated donors of hematopoietic stem cells
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Corporate donor event -1
Corporate donor event -1

Dear friends!

We begin this letter with congratulations on the World Bone Marrow Donor Day!

Every year on the third Saturday of September, the words “Thank you, donor!” are heard in different languages in different parts of the world.

 

This challenging year was no exception. Today, more than ever, we need this holiday.

For us, it is a reason to believe in the best. It unites us: doctors and donors, volunteers and philanthropists. The holiday erases the borders between countries and contradictions between people. This is an occasion to think about helping our neighbors and supporting each other in the common fight against leukemia.

Thank you for being with us! We receive your continuous support, and it gives us strength.

Thanks to you, we continue to work and launch new projects.

Since our previous letter, our Registry has been replenished with another 100 new donors. Each of them is a hope for life!

We have accepted 13 donor requests from different countries. But, unfortunately, no suitable donors were found among the donors of our database. This motivates us to be more active in recruiting donors.

This summer we launched a new project - corporate donation.

We offer companies to include bone marrow donation in their corporate culture.

Together with HR companies, we organize the recruitment of donors right in the office. Even if the office is located in another city!

Our first partners were a small company i-Digital from St. Petersburg. Eight employees of the company joined the Karelian Registry. The initiative to recruit donors belonged to Maria, the project manager of the company.

"I became interested in the idea of donation at school," Maria said, "and as soon as I turned 18, I immediately went to the transfusion station, inspired by my mother, who is an Honorary donor of Russia. For 3 years I was part of the donor cell at the university. We organized student recruiting events, and at one of which, 5 years ago, I joined the Karelian Registry of Bone Marrow donors.

I know how important it is to give hope for recovery from leukemia to your "genetic twin". That's why I initiated to organize recruitment to the Registry in our company.”

Maria and her colleagues inspired us to launch the project. At the moment, we are negotiating with a branch of a large bank and several IT companies.

Such projects are of great benefit to the Karelian Registry. It's not just a one-time action. It is hoped that cooperation with each of these partners will turn into a long friendship.

We hope so and believe that together we can rid the world of leukemia!

Corporate donor event -2
Corporate donor event -2
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Corporate donor event -3
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Corporate donor event -4
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Corporate donor event -5
Thank You, Donor!
Thank You, Donor!
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Lecture about Bone Marrow Donors
Lecture about Bone Marrow Donors

Dear friends!

We have been living in a new reality for 4 months now.

It is wrong to say that we are getting used to it. More correctly: we learn to exist in it.

 No matter what happens, we strive first of all to help patients with leukemia find compatible donors. To do this, we recruit new donors, process clinic requests, maintain warm relations within the team and with partners, and look for resources for further development.

We have discovered a simple truth for ourselves: the most important value that we have is people!

These are our donors and specialists, volunteers and partners. It's you, our dear benefactors.

Together we join forces to save the lives of patients with leukemia. And this is a great mission!

Thank you for being with us, shoulder to shoulder!

We appreciate your help! We appreciate you! We are grateful that you support us during this difficult time. Please take care of yourself! This is important! After all, only by saving ourselves, we have the strength to help others.

Today we would like to share with you the latest news:

1. Our Registry consists of 6313 potential donors now. And we continue to recruit donors offline in Petrozavodsk and online throughout Russia.

2. We have accepted 31 requests to search for donors from both Russia and other countries. In several cases, our donors are compatible and may save patients' lives. Our two donors donated cells for patients in February.

3. Launching new projects:

- Updated website;

- Environmental project “Recycle Waste Paper to Help the Registry" (funds received from the delivery of waste paper for recycling are transferred to our fund);

- Children's drawing contest “Thank You, Donor!” and an exhibition of these drawings at the Blood Transfusion station;

 - Met with students from Petrozavodsk and Cherepovets;

And the work continues thanks to the spirit of the staff of the Registry and our volunteers, thanks to the financial support of you, our benefactors!

So together we are moving towards achieving the main goal - to rid the world of leukemia. And every dollar or euro makes these steps more confident and successful.

Thank you and see you again!

Exhibition of children's drawings "Thank's, Donor!
Exhibition of children's drawings "Thank's, Donor!
Alexander from Petrozavodsk,Real Bone Marrow Donor
Alexander from Petrozavodsk,Real Bone Marrow Donor

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Andrew, volunteer
Andrew, volunteer

Dear friends!

My name is Andrew. For several years now I have been telling you about the work of the Karelian Registry of Bone Marrow Donors and about our assistance to patients with leukemia.

Your donations help the foundation pay for the ongoing costs of recruiting new donors.

Personally, your participation gives me strength and inspires me. I feel like I'm part of a big team bringing together kind people from all over the world.

I am very grateful to you for your support. 

Unfortunately, our familiar world is again being seriously tested. I can't help but say this, because it directly concerns the activities of our foundation.

Against the background of the crisis in Ukraine, ties between countries, between groups of people and individuals within groups are being torn.

Agreements and years of cooperation are sometimes broken in a matter of hours.

At this moment, when little depends on us, it is doubly important to remain ourselves. Don’t give up. Appreciate those with whom you do something together. And keep doing what you have to do. Against all odds. 

This is what the team of the Karelian Registry does.

 And we have some good news!

1. We continue to recruit donors. Offline in Petrozavodsk and online throughout Russia. Now there are 6130 potential donors in our database.

2. We continue to accept and process requests for donors from both Russia and other countries. We stay in touch with clinics and registries from other countries.

3. We are ready to arrange donations for patients from anywhere in the world!

4. The most inspiring news: in February, two of our donors donated hematopoietic cells for patients with leukemia. In the first case, for a man from Germany, in the second - for a girl from Russia. After a few weeks, our donors feel great. We hope that the patients will fully recover and return to their former healthy life!

There is hope for this - thanks to our donors, specialists, partners and, of course, thanks to your support. Your donations allow us to include new donors in the Registry, each of whom is a new hope for life!

Sign up for monthly donations to our project and tell your friends about it. Let them follow your lead!

Let's rid the world of leukemia together! These words are more important than ever.

Let's make sure that any patient from any country in the world finds her/his donor and is cured of leukemia.

It is within our power to do this. Together!

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Wish for New Year: Rid the World of Leukemia Together!

 

Dear friends, the end of the year is always rich in warm words and emotions. On New Year's Eve and Christmas, we say to you, “Thank you for being with us!”

We wish you happiness and love, kindness and smiles, success and prosperity!

And on the eve of magical holidays, it is customary to make wishes. You know our wish: save the life of every leukemia patient in the world!

And one of these patients is Sofia from Petrozavodsk. A wonderful 25-year-old girl with a radiant smile. Her sweet son Miroslav is only 7 months old. He is growing up a strong baby. Sofia has a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

And we hope that Sofia will be able to wait for her donor, but so far, there is no good match for her in the world’s bone marrow donor registries.

Sofia's story motivates us to work even harder on expanding the bone marrow database next year . We sum up our work in 2021 and move forward as fast as we can. Time is working against us.

We are ready for the meeting 2022 as never before!

Thanks to your help, in 2021:

- We have conducted a successful campaign to recruit potential bone marrow donors. 650 new donors have already been included in the register and another 180 samples are in the laboratory;

- We processed 76 requests for donors from Russia and other countries;

- Twelve of our donors turned out to be compatible with patients. Two of them are waiting for the decision of clinics and another one is being examined right now. 

These are the most inspiring events for us. Thus, at the beginning of 2022, three of our donors have a chance to save the lives of patients with leukemia at once! 

These numbers show how important it is to develop the Registry for the sake of helping patients with leukemia around the world!

Thanks to everyone who has helped us this year: our volunteers, our media and business partners, and you, our dear benefactors!

Only together we can help every patient who needs a transplant of donor hematopoietic cells, including Sofia from Petrozavodsk.

We really appreciate you being with us.

On the eve of the holidays, we have one request for you: invite one of your friends to donate to our GG fund instead of purchasing a gift for you. It's simple and at the same time it is very  important.

It will be your joint contribution to helping patients with leukemia!

 

Let's rid the world of leukemia together in 2022!

Sofia and her sweet son Miroslav
Sofia and her sweet son Miroslav
Alexei,  potential bone marrow donor
Alexei, potential bone marrow donor

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#WMDD2021

Dear friends!

Traditionally, in September, we congratulate you, our dear benefactors, on the World Bone Marrow Donor Day! It is thanks to you that our Bone Marrow Donor Registry is developing! We really appreciate your help and we are happy to share with you our success in saving patients from leukemia!

This year, by the date of the World Bone Marrow Donor Day, two of our potential donors are preparing to save the lives of patients with leukemia. Both have already undergone a medical examination and are awaiting messages from the clinics where patients are treated. Saving a life is by far the most important event imaginable!

In total, in 2021 we received 50 requests to search for donors from different countries. In 13 requests, donors from our Registry turned out to be compatible. In 9 of them, clinics requested to conduct a survey of donors. And in the last 2 cases, the clinics chose our donors.

Such events are inspiring! But they happened only because these donors decided to enter the Registry, and you helped pay for their initial examination with your donations. And you helped not only them to join the Registry, but also hundreds of other new donors. Thank you for that!

We are returning to the celebration of the World Bone Marrow Donors Day.

This year, athletes joined the celebration. Under the slogan " Sport - for Life without Leukemia” they held a paintball tournament and an American football match. And very soon there will be two massive races in support of our Registry.

We are grateful to the athletes for their help! This is very important when young and healthy people are ready to help those facing a serious illness. And they urge others not to stay aside.

We will celebrate the World Bone Marrow Donors Day with donor recruitment activities at our Petrozavodsk office and at the blood transfusion station, as well as with remote recruitment.

Let this holiday become a signal for caring people.

Join the Registry! Perhaps your genetic twin really needs your help right now!

Join our community on Instagram and Facebook, support us with donations and tell your friends about us!

Let's rid the world of leukemia together!

Paintballers
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"Sport - for Life without Leukemia"
"Sport - for Life without Leukemia"

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