World Marrow Donor Day - September16th 2017
World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD) is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of September. A unique day to thank all donors, who have signed up to donate marrow or blood stem cells for patients in need of a transplant. WMDD also gives the opportunity to patients to explain the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on their lives.
Worldwide more than 30 million volunteers have signed up to be a donor. Annually, ten thousands of patients receive blood stem cells from a healthy individual somewhere in the world. Unfortunately, not each patient can find his potential match. Therefore, more volunteer donors are needed to sign up as a potential hero.