World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD) is a global celebration of donors that takes place on the third Saturday of September, or September 18th in 2021. Donors will be celebrated on all continents of the world through both social and conventional media.
The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA), which believes that all patients deserve a chance to receive a stem cell transplant, founded WMDD in 2014 to thank blood stem cell donors and to raise awareness about the importance of registering as a potential donor.
How will you celebrate WMDD? Whether a short message or a big event, the WMDA encourages you to be creative and find a way to acknowledge donors on September 18th. Looking for ideas? Enjoy browsing through the 2020 events for inspiration!
A 24-hour livestream on September 18th will share WMDD events for all to see! Submit your event by July 23rd for consideration.
In the meantime, take a moment to read uplifting stories about donors that are posted on the WMDD website. FACT thanks all blood stem cell donors for their lifesaving gifts!
World Marrow Donor Day 2020 will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020. More than 50 countries around the world will participate to publicly thank donors, and to reach a large audience to recruit more.
On its fifth anniversary, the theme this year will be to “Join the virtual global donor drive: register online, save a life!” Despite millions of registered donors, 40% of patients are not able to find a matched donor. This is especially true for patients with mixed race or from ethnic minorities.
Please consider expressing your gratitude to donors and posting information on how to become a donor on websites, social media, or newsletters. The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) provides an online tool for potential donors to find active donor registries in their countries and determine eligibility.
Thank you to all the past, current, and registered donors who selflessly chose to become a donor for someone in need.