Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide

by Karelian Registry of unrelated donors of hematopoietic stem cells
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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
Add Marrow Donors: Eliminate Leukemia Worldwide
Project Leader is outlining marrow donorship
Project Leader is outlining marrow donorship

Thanks to everyone who doesn't remain indifferent to the mission of our
Registry! Thanks to all our donors for their courage and love for people!
Thanks to all our donators for their understanding and ongoing support.
Without you all our patients wouldn't have a hope for recovery.

So what happened with us during the last 3 months?

Firstly, it turned out that five of our new marrow donors are
HIV-resistant, and it may appear very useful in a hard situation when a
patient with leukemia is also HIV-positive.

Secondly, we took part in GlobalGiving Bonus Day and raised $240. That's
not too much, but we greatly appreciate the help of our donators! Every
sum we gain is used to move towards our goals with maximal efficiency. We
are grateful to GlobalGiving for this chance to reach a wider audience,
find new donators, raise more funds, and attract more marrow donors to the
Registry.

And finally, on April 28th the Karelian Registry celebrated its 15th anniversary!
The day's main action was a charity concert (see a photo below). We are happy
to congratulate all our friends, marrow donors,
and donators. Thank you for staying
with us! During these 15 years we did
much, and much more is to be done.

 

We hope that you, our marrow donors and donators, will continue to change
the world with us! We need your help! We also hope, that our project will
develop and attract more and more indifferent people.

The Registry team is planning a donor draft action
The Registry team is planning a donor draft action
The leader of Petrozavods Univ. donor movement
The leader of Petrozavods Univ. donor movement
The charity concert
The charity concert

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Poster from action in Petrozavodsk
Poster from action in Petrozavodsk

In the past 3 months we organized 4 actions in order to recruit potential marrow donors to be enlisted in the Registry. The actions took place place in St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Kostomuksha, and Archangelsk. In total, about 300 donors have been recruited. Many young people are eager to become marrow donors and give hope to the deadly ill patients! However, the rate of funding we obtain via GlobalGiving has slown down, and thus, our ability to type the recruited donors and include them into the internationally indexed database of the Registry is strongly limited until enough funding is obtained.

We are working hard to convince the authorities and local business of the importance of marrow donorship development, but in fact our main support comes from you -- ordinary people who are not indifferent to suffering of patients with leukemia and similarly dangerous diseases, against which no one is secured.

Hence, we are looking forward to get more support from you -- our donators -- via GlobalGiving, which has proved to be a robust and well designed platform, to reach our ultimate goal -- grow the marrow donor database and thus -- due to your unmercenary help --- be able to save lives of deadly ill patients!

 

 

An action poster : "Become a marrow donor!"
An action poster : "Become a marrow donor!"
A buccal swab is taken from a potential donor
A buccal swab is taken from a potential donor
Potential donors fill in the registration forms
Potential donors fill in the registration forms
The buccal swabs are ready to be sent to the lab
The buccal swabs are ready to be sent to the lab

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Potential donors are ready to get enlisted
Potential donors are ready to get enlisted

Thanks to the aid we got through GlobalGiving we are now able to increase the number of marrow donors in the Karelian Registry by 21 people. This is not many, but this adds hope to the dealy ill patients we care about.

So far, two donor draft actions have been carried out: one in St. Petersburg and one in Petrozavodsk. We were happy to see that many young people are eager to be listed as marrow donors. In fact, there are more volunteers than we can type: typing is most expensive part of our job, and the funding we obtained during the September campaign at GlobalGiving was enough to draft only 21 donors.

We are looking forward to attract more funding through GlobalGiving, increase the donor list and thus reach our main goal -- add hope to the leukemia patients, who are waiting for their donors!

Donor draft action in St. Petersburg
Donor draft action in St. Petersburg
At Children's Hospital #1 (St. Petersburg)
At Children's Hospital #1 (St. Petersburg)
A poster of the draft action held in Petrozavodsk
A poster of the draft action held in Petrozavodsk

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Karelian Registry of unrelated donors of hematopoietic stem cells

Location: Petrozavodsk - Russia
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Project Leader:
Yuri Ioffe
Petrozavodsk, Russia
$32,619 raised of $45,000 goal
 
362 donations
$12,381 to go
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