Visitors of the Science March Vienna will have the opportunity not only to march for science but also to help fighting Leukemia: There will be a booth in front of the Naturhistorisches Museum between 16:00 and 17:00 open for all persons, who want to become stem cell donors and register for the Stammzellspender-Datei of Vienna Medical University. Only a signature on the consent form and a buccal (cheek) swab are necessary, if a person wants to become a stem cell donor and maybe save someone’s life. Age and weight limits are: 18 – 45 years; Ladies: 55 – 100 kg; Gentlemen: 60 – 110 kg.
The initiators of this donor drive are Dr. Stephen und Jennifer Crotty. Having a good friend suffering from Leukemia, they came up with the idea for a donor drive to find new stem cell donors among participants and visitors, as in some cases, only a stem cell donation and following stem cell transplant can help to survive the disease.