"Hello, my name is Mariajosé and ten years ago I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.  I had to go through some very hard cycles of chemotherapy, and I struggled at times.  However, everything worked out and later, I received an autologous transplant.  Nowadays, I am doing really well, although I still have to go for medical revisions.  I am so grateful for my haematologists at the Alcalá de Henares Hospital and the Hospital de la Princesa, where I received my transplant.


Above all, I want to thank my family, who have always been there, supporting me and of course, my husband.  I have fought a lot, and finally the disease couldn't defeat me, I won the battle.  You should never give up and always maintain lots of strength, courage and spirit.  You should stay positive and live and be happy.  I feel like I have been reborn and I hope that all those who are currently in a delicate moment overcome their obstacles as quickly as possible.  They should keep going with happiness and positivity because it really helps. The most important thing is to never lose your smile.


Warm regards to everyone, and keep going!!"


If you want more information about the donation of bone marrow to help people like Mariajosé (and many other patients) to have the opportunity of a cure, click HERE.  Remember that the donation of bone marrow is altruistic, anonymous, and universal.  If you register as a bone marrow donor, you could be making a donation to a person from anywhere in the world.  If you want more information, write to or call us on our free phone number (in Spain) 900 32 33 34.

You could also become a member of the José Carreras Foundation.  With a little amount you could help us to continue our research.

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