Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day
“Using adult stem cells taken from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood systems cells, scientists have discovered new treatments to scores of conditions and diseases such as Parkinson’s, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson’s disease.” Nathan Deal
There is an increasing demand for donors who will donate stem cells and bonemarrow to people fighting against diseases. There are many people who are suffering from various diseases, including infants and the elderly. Unfortunately, not enough resources are available to assist them. The Team Margot Steam Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day reminds everyone that there is more to us than blood, and that lives can be saved.
The world was abuzz with celebrity support and awareness in October 2015 after Margot Martini, a little girl who had been battling leukaemia and died at 2 years and 2 mois old. A lack of stem cells and bone marrow was one of the factors that contributed to her tragic death. This led to the campaign to raise awareness about the need for more donors. Even lower than blood donation is the rate of bone marrow and stem cell donations. It was found that only 3 percent of English citizens gave blood. This is partly due to a lack awareness about how difficult it is for blood banks to provide sufficient blood supply in times of crisis. The Team Margot Stem cell and Bone Marrow Register Awareness Day encourages us all to help others and to increase awareness about the need for these resources, so that if we ever do need them, it will be there for us.
Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day can be celebrated by getting out there and becoming a donor of stem cells and bone marrow. Encourage your friends and family to register and tell your co-workers about the importance. Each person registered in the network can save another person’s lives. Get out there and get your friends registered. You could save someone’s life!