Anton Alikhanov joined the bone marrow donor registry. He told about this to "Klops" during a working visit to the research vessel "Keldysh" on Tuesday, February 16.
Taking a little time to save the life of a seriously ill person is right. I decided to do it, - said the head of the region.
The governor passed the genetic test using the buccal method. Collected saliva samples with cotton swabs. Five gene flaps, which are responsible for tissue compatibility, will be sent to the laboratory.
If the genetic twin of Anton Alikhanov needs a bone marrow transplant, the governor will be asked to donate material from the pelvic bone or vein.
Almost anyone can become a potential bone marrow donor. February 15 is the International Day Against Childhood Cancer. During the week, the Kaliningrad charity center "Believe in Miracle" is conducting a special educational program on bone marrow donation. Read more about it here.
And also read the story of 16-year-old Daniil Safiulin, who received bone marrow transplants twice to fight acute lymphoblastic leukemia.