Next Saturday and Sunday (5th and 6th November), the DKMS Foundation
will run a registration of potential bone marrow donors in Goleniów.
If you do not manage to register during weekend, do not worry! According
to the initiative by Stylepit, a day later (Monday 7th November)
the registration will continue in the Goleniów Industrial Park.
The action is dedicated to Wiktoria Kamińska, a young Goleniów citizen,
who has been struggling against leukemia while waiting for the bone marrow transplant. The registration will be held in the Mini Park shopping centre
at the registration desk on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00-20:00. On Sunday
at 10:00-16:00, the registration will also take place in the Goleniów Culture House and on Monday at 15:00-18:00 at Stylepit Poland Sp. z o.o., 40 Prosta Street,
the Goleniów Industrial Park.
The donor registration process takes only a couple of minutes necessary to fill in
a form and mucosal tissue or blood sampling. To register you need to be 18-55 years old, weigh at least 50 kg and present a good health status. You also need to have your ID with you. Marrow will be donated once it is possible have a match between the donor and the patient. Marrow harvesting takes place under anaesthetic
and does not involve any health risk for the donor.
Wiktoria is a 3rd grade pupil at Primary School no. 4 in Goleniów. Her family
has been collecting funds for the non-standard tests, therapy and rehabilitation which are not reimbursed by the Health Fund. Shortly before Wiktoria was diagnosed with leukemia, her mother started working but had to resign to take care of the child. The only person supporting the family financially is Wiktoria’s father.
You can help by donating to the account of the Association of Parents Having Children with Leukemia and Cancer (Stowarzyszenie Rodziców Dzieci Chorych na Białaczkę i Inne Choroby Nowotworowe, no. 25 1240 3927 1111 0000 4100 0269) Re: Wiktoria Kamińska.