World Marrow Donor Day was set up by World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) to let all the countries arranges a campaign to thank stem cell volunteer donors around the world. At present, there are over 30 million volunteers registered as a stem cell volunteer donor. Since 2002, National Blood Centre, Thai Red Cross Society is assigned by The Medical Council of Thailand to provide matched unrelated stem cell volunteer donors for the patients by establishing Thai National Stem Cell Donor Registry (TSCDR). Over 15 years, there were 209,983 volunteers registered as a stem cell volunteer donor. Altogether, there were 1,687 Thai patients requested for searching matched unrelated stem cell donor and 217 donors donated stem cell to the patients.
All the WMDA members have arranged activities on World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD). TSCDR have also arranged WMDD this year on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at National Blood Centre, Henri-Dunant Road, to thank stem cell donors and volunteers who registered as a stem cell donor together with the get-together of over 50 donors who donated stem cell for patients which is the largest numbers of donors gathering since the WMDD was organized in Thailand. Besides this, the certificate was giving to the first stem cell donor of Thailand who donated stem cells for 2 patients. Moreover, the people also can meet with the clinicians who specialized in stem cell transplantation from five major institutions of the country which perform stem cell transplantation such as King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, Siriraj Hospital, Phramongkutklao Hospital and Songklanagarind Hospital. Join the seminar on the the topic ?The innovation of stem cell transplantation in the patient with hematologic diseases.? by the clinicians, the donors and the transplant patients. Visit the Hall of Fame exhibition ?15 years of journey to find stem cell matched donor?, booth of bone marrow transplant club, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thalaasemia club, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Transplant Games Association of Thailand. Photo shoot activity with Hashtag #WMDD2017 or #thankyoudonnor. Blood donors who registered as stem cell volunteer donors at the event will receive World Marrow Donor Day T-shirt as a souvenir. There were more over 2,500 people attended the event, 284 new volunteers registered and 645 volunteers who had registered donate blood at the event.