Czech doctors ask firefighters to donate bone marrow

The Czech Republic’s national marrow donors register has launched a campaign to recruit new donors among the country’s firefighters, the news agency ČTK reported on Sunday. Some 3,000 members of the Fire Rescue Service could become donors of bone marrow, around half of the total number, a spokeswoman for the service said. Doctors from the national registry said they had positive reactions to the campaign.

The national marrow donation programme has around 36,000 donors; each year, it helps to provide marrow for some 100 transplantations.

Author: Jan Richter