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With this surprise, Karzan did not expect. After five long years he met again his parents at Stuttgart Airport.
Karzan Krefo Rasul suffered from blood cancer in 2002. In 2007 he relapsed and his doctors recommended him to go Europe for medical treatment. His last lease on life was a marrow donation – which he received in 2009. Since 2007 he hasn’t seen his family – because they simply were lacking funds to travel to Germany and Karzan was critically ill for a long period. And through all of this time it was his biggest dream to see them again – especially his parents.… Read more
A 36-year-old Pakistani national, diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, has been successfully treated at a private hospital. An unrelated donor from Germany came to his rescue in absence of family members.
“The Marrow Donor Registry desperately needs more people. But, unfortunately, they’re not making it easy on themselves. Today registering as a marrow donor is a complicated and confusing process. When really it’s as easy as sending in your name and a couple drops of blood. So we set out to recruit thousands of new donors by making this process incredibly simple. To remove all the barriers by, instead, catching people while they’re already bleeding. We put a simple marrow registry kit into a box of over-the-counter bandages, and turned an everyday act into a chance to save a life.
Since its launch Help I want to save a life has been seen by over 50m people.… Read more
9-year-old Abby Grace from Texas tries to help her younger cousin, who suffered from leukemia. She did a lot of paintings, which where sold by benefit auction in a church.
22.06.12 | 12:06h. EUROPA PRESS | MADRID
No obstante, según ha asegurado uno de los portavoces de la asociación a Europa Press, Elías Martínez Rodrigo, ni la ministra, Ana Mato –que se encuentra en el Consejo de Ministros–, ni la secretaria general de Sanidad, Pilar Farjas, han salido a recibirlos en el momento de la entrega de firmas.
From June 21 through June 28 “European Leukemia Week” takes place: Within this week, patient organizations across Europe are raising attention for the issue of blood cancer and the patients’ situation. DKMS – the world largest donor centre is also taking part. “It is important that there is a cross-national commitment for blood cancer patients. Helpfulness knows no nationality. Thos, we call on everybody to take part. This is also important for potential stem cell donors – getting information here on the blog and sharing their experiences”, says Claudia Rutt, DKMS CEO. “We want to take a look behind numbers and statistics.… Read more