A MARINA BAJA patient urgently needs a bone marrow transplant, the Euro Weekly News has learnt via Alfaz town hall.
The town’s health centre sent out an SOS asking anyone who can spare the time to attend the blood donors session on Thursday, 28 September between 4.30 and 8.30pm.
This does not involve giving blood, explained Alfaz’s Health councillor Marisa Cortes.
“Registering as bone marrow donor is simple, rapid and painless and could be the only hope of survival for many people,” Cortes said.
The process is no different from a routine blood test but afterwards potential donors will entered on the Bone Marrow Donors’ Register. They should be aged between 18 and 55 years and not suffering from a serious illness,
The chances of a match are very low, just 1 in 400,000 but this does bring a commitment, Cortes continued, as becoming a donor means that a person is prepared to donate cells “anonymously and selflessly.”
The Marina Baja patient has asked to remain anonymous, but details will be passed on to those requesting them at tonight’s Blood Donors’ session at Alfaz’s Health centre.