A Turkish Cypriot who gave a blood sample to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation donor archive about fifteen years ago, was able to help a female patient in the UK who was suffering from cancer. His donation was said to have given her hope for a second start in life.
The donor Bora Şöföroğlu voluntarily gave blood to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukaemia and Cancer 15 years ago.
Deputy Coordinator of the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation Servet Özeralp, expressed her gratitude for this helpful donation from Bora Şöföroğlu, who showed great awareness through his stem cell donation.
Stem cell donation lasts about 4 hours. There no danger to the donor and is like a blood transfusion process. Stem cells are collected then from the blood by means of special equipment.
Özeralp said that through the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation, to date, had donated a total of 61 donor stem cells to different countries of the world giving hope to patients, she said.
If you want to go on record as a bone marrow donor, you should be a healthy person between the ages of 18 and 45 with a TRNC Identity Card, who has never previously given a sample for this purpose. Individuals who have given samples for this purpose do not need to give samples again.
Registrations for the World İlik Bank are taken at the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and the Fight Against Cancer Foundation at No. 20 Ataturk Squareopposite the Nicosia Courts.
Foundation working hours are 08:00 – 16:30 (weekday) and you can visit the foundation website www.kemalsaracoglu.org for more information or you can speak to a foundation official on +90 (392) 227 0616-17.
Kibris News Agency