Dear colleagues of the José Carreras Foundation and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute,
For your information, today, we have launched a national campaign to promote bone marrow donation. It is called “Eres perfecto para otros” and it has been prepared along with the National Transplant Organization (Organización Nacional de Trasplantes) in collaboration with Mediaset España.
As you know, bone marrow donation is one of the few donations you can perform in life and the only one where the donated cells regenerate completely. Bone marrow donors are fundamental for many people who suffer from leukaemia or other haematological malignancies, for only 1 in every 4 patients who need a bone marrow transplant have a compatible family member.
Although the promotional campaigns that have taken place lately have increased the number of donors considerably, we still cannot find a compatible donor for every patient. Also, there is still a great ignorance from a great part of the Spanish society. Therefore, the “Eres perfecto para otros” campaign wants to fill this information gap in a clear and concise way, as well as correct the common errors or doubts that this type of donation generates: confusion between bone marrow and spinal cord, etc.
You will find more information here.