Russia and the former Soviet Union lack their own bone marrow donor registries. Cancer patients who need the transplants have to pay out of pocket for the donor search abroad, collection of bone marrow, and delivery of transplant. Many cancer patients are unable to afford the donor searches, which delays transplants and worsens outcome.
Our contribution to the cost of donor searches will allow starting donor searches timely and will help patients have better chances to overcome cancer.
Improved survival of cancer patients who undergo bone marrow transplantations.