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Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors!



Russia and the former Soviet Union lack national bone marrow donor registries. The patients have to pay 5,000 euros for the donor search abroad, plus 13,000 euros for harvesting of the stem cells and their delivery to the hospitals. In addition, chemotherapy drugs needed during transplantation are sometimes unavailable in the hospitals and have to be purchased by patients themselves. Our goal is to help 10 low-income patients a year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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 transplantations and results in a bleak outcome.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our contribution to the cost of donor searches will allow starting donor searches timely and will help patients have better chances to overcome cancer.

Potential Long Term Impact

Improved survival of cancer patients who undergo bone marrow transplantations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £71,443
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £46,521
Total Funding Goal: £117,964

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Advita Fund USA

Houston, Texas, United States

Project Leader

Marina Ouano

Houston, TX United States

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