Health
 Russia
Project #6066

Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!

by Advita Fund USA

Summary

Russia and the former Soviet Union lack national bone marrow donor registries. The patients have to pay 5,000 euros for the donor search abroad, plus 13,000 euros for harvesting of the stem cells and their delivery to the hospitals. In addition, chemotherapy drugs needed during transplantation are sometimes unavailable in the hospitals and have to be purchased by patients themselves. Our goal is to help 10 low-income patients a year.
$200,000
total goal
$44,104
remaining
1,323
donors
16
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Russia and the former Soviet Union lack their own bone marrow donor registries. Cancer patients who need the transplants have to pay out of pocket for the donor search abroad, collection of bone marrow, and delivery of transplant. Many cancer patients are unable to afford the donor searches, which delays transplantations and results in a bleak outcome.

Solution

Our contribution to the cost of donor searches will allow starting donor searches timely and will help patients have better chances to overcome cancer.

Long-Term Impact

Improved survival of cancer patients who undergo bone marrow transplantations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

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Advita Fund USA website
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Organization Information

Advita Fund USA

Location: Houston, Texas - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.advitausa.org
Project Leader:
Marina Ouano
President
Houston, TX United States