World Marrow Donor Day
World Marrow Donor Day is held on September 16. It is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of September. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
This day will be celebrated in more than 50 countries around the world reaching hundreds of thousands of people and, resulting in a great deal of media coverage. The campaign, which originally was held as a European event in Italy, Spain, France and Belgium, was expanded by the WMDA to a worldwide celebration in 2015.
The main objective of WMDD is to thank all donors worldwide. Unrelated donors, family donors, cord blood donors, donors who already have donated, and donors who are on the global registry waiting to donate. Secondary objective is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about being a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on patients’ lives.
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