What is a “Personalized Donor Pool”?
When a match is sought for a patient in need of a stem cell transplant, the blood samples at Ezer Mizion’s Registry are checked to determine compatibility between the patient and the potential donor’s blood. Further testing reveals whether there is a complete match so that a stem cell transplant can indeed take place, thereby saving the sick person’s life.
Initial lab testing for each blood sample costs $65. A personalized donor pool – which can be named in honor or in memory of a loved one – is established by sponsoring the lab testing of blood samples of potential stem cell donors, enabling them to join the Registry. Upon its initial testing, every blood sample is given a tracking code. The sponsors of personalized donor pools are notified when a lifesaving stem cell transplant is carried out from their pool, sharing the exciting news that they have actively helped save a person’s life.
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