The action «Save life of a child with leucosis» will take place in the towns Gubkinskiy and Noyabrsk
10:48 13 января 2016
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The charitable action «Save life of a child with leucosis» on selection of a bone marrow donor for Dasha Khalturina, a 6-year-old girl residing in Tyumen Oblast suffering from blood cancer will take place in Gubkinskiy and Noyabrsk from the 16th to the 19th of January.
The action was initiated by the charitable fund «Rusfond» together with the medical office «InVitro» from Noyabrsk and the regional branch of the party «Yedinaya Rossiya».
According to the words of the head of the division of blood transfusion of the hospital in the town Gubkinskiy Lyubov Purtova, creation of the national register of bone marrow donors was started in Russia in 2013. Now there are 43 thousand of potential donors in it. Yearly in Russia about 5000 children need transplantation of bone marrow, and selection of genetically appropriate blood is often very difficult.
Therefore, the bigger is the donor database, the more chances to survive will be given to Dasha Khalturina and many Russian children to find a suitable donor quickly, on time and much cheaper than at sending requests to the World national database of potential bone marrow donors. To become a potential bone marrow donor, one needs to give only nine milliliters of blood from a vein, as Lubov Purtova says.
As she notes, this is the third action on selection of a potential bone marrow donor for a patient with blood cancer. Earlier two actions selected 68 potential donors for a boy from Gubkinskiy.