The number of potential bone marrow donors in the Perm Territory reached 3,000 people. At the end of 2018, the local bone bank may be supplemented with new blood samples of one thousand people. This initiative is promoted by Smart Donation Project organized by Dedmorozim Children’s Charitable Foundation with the support of Seyfeddin Roustamov, beneficiary owner of Metafrax PJSC. The project team offers a unique opportunity to become a potential donor at the nearest point of your convenience or even at your workplace.
Daria Efimova from Perm became a three-thousandth potential donor in the Perm Territory. She addressed to the donor center based on a laboratory near where she lives. “I came to the center to undergo tests and found out about the opportunity of being included in the National Bone Marrow Donor Register, so, I decided to try,”- Daria says.
Daria confesses that she did not hesitate much. She is already a blood donor, and, if necessary, she is ready to share bone marrow cells with a person who needs treatment for cancer. Besides, Daria’s daily work consists in saving someone’s life, as she is a member of the ambulance crew and a paramedic in the health center at a large enterprise. “Any person and any family, no one is immune to diseases,” Daria believes. – If I have a chance to help, I always do my best. It might happen that one day my relatives would need help, and I believe in a kindness boomerang.
To become someone’s savior from cancer in the Perm Territory is easier than in other Russian regions. You can join the register of potential donors not in the only 1, but in 48 donor points powered by Medlabexpress laboratories or directly at your workplace. Metafrax made a donation that covers the annual project cost and participated in the project by organizing a corporate donation event. More than 150 employees of Metafrax in Gubakha gave blood samples to become the potential bone marrow donors.
“We willingly became the driver for encouraging such a complex and technology-intensive project as the promotion of the bone marrow donation. This project will yield positive results saving the lives of cancer patients for years.
Today, due to Metafrax support, the donor register of the Perm Territory includes over 3,000 people, that is more than 3,000 chances for life for residents of the Perm Territory and the country as a whole. I am sure that other companies will follow our example and will initiate similar corporate events for the bone marrow donation. Moreover, the project gives everyone the opportunity to join the initiative at the nearest donor point”.