Bone-marrow donors requested from Health Authorities in Spain

Bone Marrow

HEALTH authorities in Spain are calling for men aged between 18 and 40 to sign up as bone-marrow donors in a massive campaign that seeks to create a ‘bank’ of available givers.

Un Match x Una Vida is a joint effort between the National Transplant Organisation, regional and national governments and charity the International José Carreras Foundation Against Leukaemia.

Although female donors are very welcome, the register is already made up of 63% women, meaning it has a shortage of male donors. Men are also more likely to be called up to donate since their bone marrow seems to give better results when transplanted.