The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) fosters international collaboration to facilitate the exchange of high quality hematopoietic stem cells for clinical transplantation worldwide and to promote the interests of donors.
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E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation to cure leukemia’s and other blood cancers, died October 20, 2012. He was 92. He had a mission – to treat cancer by cell transplantation. It was successfully accomplished in the 1950s when the first bone marrow transplantation for a patient with leukemia was performed. Based on his pioneering work, bone marrow transplantation today saves 60,000 lives every year.
He was involved in the early days of WMDA as one of the founding fathers and served until his passing away as President Emeritus of the WMDA. Read more..
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Last update: 19:05 25/04 2013