Health
 Russia
Project #6066

Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!

by Advita Fund USA
Anastasia
Anastasia

Dear Supporter,

Since the start of this project, we were able to support six leukemia patients who needed bone marrow transplants.  Thank you very much!  We are now raising funds for an 11-year old Anastasia.  Four years ago she underwent treatment for lymphoma.  Unfortunately, in 2011 she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Her only chance to get well is bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.  We need to help her raise 5,000 euros to pay for bone marrow donor search in a registry in Germany. 

On Wednesday, March 14th, all donations to our project (up to $1,000) will get bonus match from GlobalGiving.org.  This is a great opportunity to let your donation make the most impact.  In addition, GlobalGiving offers two extra bonuses:

  • The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
  • The organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.

Matching will last until funds run out - so make your donation early in the day! 

Thanks again for your generosity!

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Arsen Arustamyan
Arsen Arustamyan

Dear Supporter,

We have used donations received during December to help Arsen Arustamyan with paying for a bone marrow donor search.  Arsen is 11 years old.  When he was not even four, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, common childhood cancer.  Since then he and his family went through a rollercoaster of emotions as a remission would be followed by a relapse, again and again.  In September 2011 Arsen was diagnosed with a recurrence.  He now needs to undergo bone marrow transplantation, his only chance for cure.   Thanks to your help, it will become possible. 

Hope you have a great year! 

Dear Friend,

Thanks again for your support for our efforts!  We have used donations received this month to make a payment of $1000 to the bone marrow donor registry to support Arthur Geroev, a young leukemia patient who has been a sole provider for his three younger siblings and a widowed mother.  Arthur successfully underwent bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor in late October, and he is doing well.  We hope he will be able to return home soon!

If you would like to help more patients on their way to recovery, consider buying a tribute card this holiday season.  You can make a donation to our project in honor of someone, and your recipient will get a tribute card telling them how much was made in their name. It's an easy and meaningful way to celebrate! 

GlobalGiving.Org offers e-cards and print-at-home cards, making a donation to our project the perfect last-minute holiday gift!  Also, by buying a tribute card, you could help us reach a bonus from GlobalGiving.Org worth as much as $2500. 

Happy holidays! 

Young cancer patient in St. Petersburg, Russia
Young cancer patient in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dear supporter,

On October 19, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT until 11:59pm EDT or until matching funds run out.  

In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!

What is means is that even smallest donation will help us take advantage of this generous offer and stretch your donation to help more cancer patients.  Here is why it is important to help:  currently, our partner, Advita fund in St. Petersburg, has 29 patients who need help with raising funds for bone marrow donor searches.  This is one of the largest charities in Russia.  But even for them, it is difficult to foot the bill for all the needy patients.  In fact, last year they were able to pay full cost of only 10 bone marrow donor searches.  The rest of the money needs to come from community to help the patients fighting leukemia and other serious blood disorders have a chance to live.   For certain types of diseases, bone marrow transplants are the only curative option. 

Please join us this Wednesday and help us give hope to the cancer patients!

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Artur Geroev
Artur Geroev

Dear supporter,

Thanks to your help, we were able to transfer $2,500 to the bone marrow registry in Germany to help Artur Geroev with paying for the donor search.  Artur is 29 years old and suffers from acute myeloid leukemia, a difficult type of leukemia to treat, for which bone marrow transplant is the only chance of cure.  Artur has three younger siblings and a mom to support.  His father passed away years ago.  Without your help, it would have been very difficult for him to raise the money.

Thanks again for your kindness!

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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