Donor from Macedonia donated hematopoietic stem cells to an unknown patient
from Bulgaria, according to the Institute of Transfusion Medicine. Cell collection has
been performed for the past two days.
The donor based on HLA compatibility was selected from the Macedonian Registry
of Stem Cell Donors at the Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, which is
part of the World Register of Donors.
"This is the third time a donor from North Macedonia has donated for a patient from
another country. Cells are used for bone marrow transplantation in hematologically ill
patients. I would like to express my gratitude for the courage, altruism and humanity
of the donor who accepted without hesitation to donate stem cells. With this act, we
save human lives. We save the lives of our loved ones, relatives, friends. I wish the
patient from Bulgaria a speedy recovery," said Dr. Sedula Useini, director of the
All healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 50 can donate bone marrow to the
Institute of Immunology and Human Genetics. By raising awareness of humanity,
solidarity and enrollment in the National Donor Registry, every citizen can offer to
save someone’s life by donating bone marrow.