Ferruh has myelofibrosis, a bone marrow cancer. The only cure is a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant. We are Team Ferruh - his friends who are determined not to lose this sweet and gentle man. We are doing everything we can to help find a donor for Ferruh and to educate people about how easy it is to register as a donor.
Registration is easy! In the USA/Canada go to dkms.org/marrowterranean. Once registered, you will be sent a swab kit to complete (free of charge) and mail to "DKMS" address.
The Registration process only takes about 5 minutes and involves filling out a donor consent form and swabbing the four corners of the mouth with a cotton swab.
If one becomes a match the subsequent process is simple, generally risk free and is explained in details in DKMS website.
There is no cost to the donor since the patient’s insurance covers all expenses to retrieve the stem cells.
For more information about volunteering, or hosting a donor registration drive, please contact
Jeff Haertling at email@example.com or (314)606-2125.