Vlada Zhunina, a journalist, helped Gift of Life as a volunteer at the Gala 2020 and shared her experience of seeing the results of such help.
Ten years ago Maria Dyatlova was a child in the care of Podari Zhizn. We’ve reached out to Maria to talk about the quarantine, her fears, and her plans for the second half of 2020.
I’m alive, in good health and ever so grateful. Oksana Sobolevskaya and her brother Anton are recalling their experience of bone marrow transplant treatment in our Family Blood project.
Irina doesnt know the name of the person who saved her childs life. Vlad is growing, maturing, and displaying his own unique personalityas if nothing ever happened. Vlad Demidov and his mother Irina are the new heroes of the Blood Family project.
The sisters Kristina and Anna Tarasova (though they now go by their married names) live in Kursk, and have a remarkable story to tell us about how Kristina was saved from aplastic anaemia. There’s only one way to cure this disease: to carry out a transplant which will replace the dysfunctional bone marrow with healthy donated marrow. To the great delight of their parents, their doctors and of course the sisters themselves, Anna was able to become her sister’s donor.
The acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just wouldn’t go away. Elvira (Elya to her friends) went through treatment three times, had two relapses, and finally received a bone marrow transplant. Elya’s donor was her father Raul. This interview with a deeply beloved father and his hundred-percent-compatible daughter turned into a talk with the two people closest to each other. Please welcome the latest heroes of the Blood Family project, Elya and Raul Abdulov.
As a 15-year-old, Zhenya Vaneeva was hospitalised with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 10 years later, Zhenya recalls the past and shares her thoughts about the future.