Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!

by Advita Fund USA
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!
Jul 6, 2022

You helped initiate a donor search for Alexander

Alexander and his wife
Alexander and his wife

Alexander is a 31-year-old father of three from the southern Russian city of Stavropol.  After college he became a programmer specializing in 1C accounting software.  In fall of 2019 Alexander started feeling unwell:  his skin turned yellow and he could barely take the stairs.  By April 2020 he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells.  Alexander began depending on twice montly blood transfusions to stay alive.  In August 2020 he managed to receive treatment in St. Petersburg where he was given Atgam medication that allowed him to achieve partial remission for eight months. Unfortunately, once he relapsed he had to resume frequent blood transfusions - once every six weeks.

In April 2022 his doctors concluded that Alexander's sole chance to survive is to undergo urgent bone marrow transplantation from a donor. His potential matches are only available in the foreign bone marrow registries.  The cost of donor search and activation is not covered by Russian healthcare, and Alexander is unable to afford it on his own. After several years of treatment, Alexander was forced to declare bankruptsy and can no longer borrow any money.  Likewise, his wife had to borrow a lot of money while Alexander was on a medical leave.  For Alexander to have a chance to live, they have to rely on their friends, family and the kindness of strangers.

Thanks to your support, we were able to transfer a deposit of 5,000 euros to initiate the donor search for Alexander.  We hope that Alexander will soon be able to receive the lifesaving treatment.  If you would like to support more patients like Alexander, please join us on July 20th during GlobalGiving Bonus day.  On this day, the bonus funds of $400,000 will be allocated as follows:

  • 30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)
  • 40% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)
  • 50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)

If you are able to support us, please do so early, as soon as the contest starts at 9 am ET on Wednesday, July 20th. If you sign up for a recurring donation, you will also receive a 100% match on the recurring donation amount (after 4 monthly donations).  Thanks again for your support for this project and for doing what you can to save lives.

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