In Ukraine, 50 bone marrow transplants from a non-family donor have already been carried out, the Ministry of Health

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According to the Ukrainian Center for Transplant Coordination, Nazarchyk, who recently celebrated his fourth birthday, was the first in Ukraine to transplant bone marrow cells from a non-family donor. There are three years between the pictures.

Due to congenital immunodeficiency, the boy’s immune system practically did not work, and the only salvation was a transplant from an unrelated donor. It was held in NDSL “Okhmatdit” April 1, 2020. This happened at the height of the COVID-19 epidemic, which greatly complicated the logistics of donor material. Then the cells of the German donor were transported to Ukraine in the cockpit. Nazarchyk’s successful treatment three years ago marked the beginning of a new and very important stage in Ukrainian hematology oncology.

The other day, doctors of the Kyiv Bone Marrow Transplantation Center performed the 50th transplant of hematopoietic stem cells from a non-family donor in Ukraine.

This time, 24-year-old Vladyslav from the Rivne region, who is battling blood cancer, needed help. The donor for him was a man from Germany who registered in the register of bone marrow donors a few years ago.

Currently, in Ukraine, non-family bone marrow transplants are performed in three medical institutions: NDSL “Okhmatdyt”, Kyiv Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cherkasy Regional Oncology Dispensary.

Among the 50 patients who received the necessary help through a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, the youngest was 7 months old, the oldest was 57 years old.

The search for non-family donors in Ukraine is carried out through Ukrainian register of bone marrow donorswhich cooperates with the World Registry.

There are currently more than 8,000 potential donors in the Ukrainian registry. The greater the number of registered potential donors, the greater the chances of recovery for patients.

Recently potential the President’s wife became a bone marrow donor Olena Zelenska.

You can join the register of bone marrow donors by following the link https://ubmdr.org/Home/RegisterDonor

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