Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donation is a life sharing that we can do when we are alive.
More than 3,000 patients, whose disease can mostly be cured with the transplant of hematopoietic stem cell, are waiting for the transplant as of 2012.
What is hematopoietic stem cell?
People usually have about one percent of hematopoietic stem cell in their blood that can create all kinds of blood cells.
What is bone marrow?
Located in the center of the bone, bone marrow creates blood cells such as red and white blood cells and platelets.
What is peripheral blood?
Peripheral blood, from which we can take a blood sample for a general blood test, circulates throughout the whole body.
One Body One Spirit Movement, designated as a registration agency of hematopoietic stem cell donors-to-be in 2003, has been carrying out life-saving campaigns for hematopoietic stem cell donation in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
About 40,800 people have registered their names as donors-to-be at OBOS for the past 13 years. Among them, more than 470 people have finally donated hematopoietic stem cell that saved the lives of about 470 patients. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has participated in our life sharing movement, giving new life to many patients and their family.
If you would like to register your name as a hematopoietic stem cell donor-to-be or have any inquiry regarding hematopoietic stem cell donation, please visit Catholic Life Sharing Center located in Seoul - 1898 B1, Myeongdong Cathedral - between 10:00 and 19:00. (Open year-round)