Bashkiria residents are invited to become bone marrow donors on Generous Tuesday
UFA, 16 November 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Gulfiya Akulova/.
On November 29, the "Generous Tuesday" Global Day of Charity, which will be first held in Russia, Ufa will host another campaign on blood donation for the National Registry of Potential Bone Marrow Donors. The donors are selected by the regional Charitable Foundation for Seriously Ill Children "Poter Net" jointly with the "AdVita" Foundation (Saint Petersburg) at the Republican Blood Transfusion Station.
The Republican Blood Transfusion Station joined the formation of the National Registry of Potential Bone Marrow Donors in the last year. Currently, the register contains data of more than 150 citizens of the republic, and the National Registry includes more than 57 thousand people.
This procedure is a standard blood sampling from a vein. Later the test will be sent to the Institute of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Transplantology named after Raisa Gorbacheva (St. Petersburg) to decipher a genetic code. After entering the data in the register a person becomes a potential savior for an ailing patient. Perhaps once his genetic twin will need a bone marrow transplant, and he will be able to help him. If a patient appears to whom he will be suitable as a donor, then the donor will be invited the Saint Petersburg clinic to hold a bone marrow collection procedure, either from a vein or from a hip bone. Any method is absolutely safe, stem cells rapidly restore in healthy humans.
Enrollment to the group of possible donors is conducted on the page of the "Poter Net" Foundation in the social network. The first procedure will be held on November 29, the second – on December 3, from 9.00 to 13.00 at the Republican Blood Transfusion Station at 41/1, Batyrskaya Street.