Health
 Russia
Project #6066

Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!

by Advita Fund USA
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Misha
Misha
Thanks to your support, in February we transferred $2000 to bone marrow donor registry in Germany to help Misha N. find a donor.  Misha is 14 years old.  He is a sweet and caring boy.  He lives with his mom and grandparents.  Three years ago, the family went through a shock of his leukemia diagnosis.  It was sucessfully treated and it stayed in check - until November 2012.  Although Misha had no symptoms, control tests discovered a relapse, and now a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor is needed to save his life.  After chemotherapy, Misha achieved remission.  However, he is in a fragile state and a relapse can occur at any time. 
 
On March 13th you can help patients like Misha beat leukemia by supporting our project and earning 30% bonus from GlobalGiving!   All donations (less than $1000) will get the bonus, starting at 9 am ET (or 5 pm Moscow time).  And the projects that get the most donors or raise the largest amount will get additional $1000 bonuses. 
 
Join us on Wednesday, March 13th, and help more patients get a chance to live!

Thank you so much for your support this year!  

During 2012 we were able to raise more funds than ever before to help leukemia patients pay for bone marrow donor searches in foreign registries.  As you may know, a number of registered bone marrow donors in Russia is too low to allow finding a complete match.  In fact, this year the first Russian donor was activated in a database at Pavlov State Medical University in St. Petersburg, while hundreds of patients need transplants annually to have a chance to survive. 

Your help made this possible for 17 people - children and adults, men and women. 

If you would like to increase an impact of your donation, consider signing up for recurring donations.  GlobalGiving will match your first donation (up to $100), and there is a chance to win a bonus if enough of us sign up. 

Thank you in advance - and have a wonderful holiday season!

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Great news: our project to help patients find bone marrow donors was recently featured in International Innovation magazine, Healthcare edition.  We were selected from hundreds of projects on Global Giving website as an example of grassroots campaign making a difference in their community.  We are very happy that our work and your support  were noticed and appreciated. 

This Wednesday, October 17th, Global Giving is offering another opportunity to increase your impact!  This will be the last Bonus Day this year, and all donations (up to a limit of $1000 per donor) will be matched by a 30% bonus.  The bonuses will be added starting at 12:01 am EDT until the bonus funds run out. 

Thank you so much for all that you do!

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Raisa
Raisa

Dear Friend,

Raisa is a history student, with a particular interest in archeology.  Last summer, after returning from an expedition, she began feeling unwell.  A visit to a doctor showed a blood test abormality, and soon after, Raisa was shocked to learn that she had leukemia.  Four cycles of chemotherapy put her in remission, but unfortunately, it did not last.  In March 2012 Raisa relapsed, and now she can only have a hope of a cure if she undergoes bone marrow transplant from a donor. Her family does not have a matching donor, which means she needs to search for an unrelated donor from abroad.

Please help Raisa cover the costs of bone marrow donor search in the registry in Germany.  Thank you!

Lenura
Lenura

Dear Supporter,

On June 13th our project will get a rare opportunity to receive a 50% bonus to all donations less than $1,000.  As a "Superstar" project we are eligible for the highest bonus match Global Giving is offering.  We are very excited by this opportunity!  Summer is traditionally a slow fundraising season, but our patients need help urgently.  This is why we ask for your support once again. 

Your donations will be used to help patients like a 23-year old Lenura.  She is a young architect from St. Petersburg, fluent in English and Finnish.  When she was 14, she was diagnosed with leukemia for the first time.  Lenura was treated successfully and was in remission for long 9 years.  Shockingly, she had a relapse in fall of 2011.  She now needs bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor to have a chance to live. 

Please help us help patients like Lenura.  The bonus will be added to all donations (maximum $1000 per donor) starting with 12:01 am EDT (8:01 am Moscow time).  Matching will last until the bonus fund of $75,000 runs out, or at 11:59 pm EDT. 

Thanks!

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Advita Fund USA

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

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