This year we have received fantastic support from our donors! We spent almost $75,000 to help 12 patients with leukemia find matching bone marrow donors in the registries outside Russia. It's the largest amount we spent on this program since we started 10 years ago. Thank you for allowing us to keep growing!
We would love to offer even more support to cancer patients awaiting transplants. Currently, over 30 patients in St. Petersburg need help to afford bone marrow donor searches. The sooner they are able to find the donors, the better their chances to beat cancer.
One of these patients is Stephania. She is a single mom of two young girls. Stephania is a stylist and hairdresser and has always tried to lead a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, last summer she developed odd symptoms that would not go away: allergies, fatigue, shortness of breath, nosebleeds... It took two months to diagnose her with acute monoblastic leukemia. This type of leukemia requires bone marrow transplant, but Stephania does not have a matching related donor. She needs to pay 18,000 euros to find an unrelated donor abroad. Now that she is hospitalized, she is unable to work, and cannot afford to pay the donor registry bill. Your help will allow patients like Stephania access treatment that they vitally need.
Thanks again for your support for this important project. We are truly grateful and wish you a very happy New Year!
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