Campaign on Donation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Campaign on Donation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Monday, October 22, 2018

~ 2018.10.23(Tue.) 16:00 pm
  • Place : 1F Lobby between Engineering Bldg. 102 & 104
  • Participant : Anyone wish to partake in the campaign.
  • Staff : Myeong Jun Lee (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering)
  • E-mail : [email protected]

The campaign to promote hematopoietic stem cell donation will be held at UNIST from October 22 to 23, 2018.

Hematopoietic stem cells are the stem cells that make up blood constituents and play a key role in the treatment of hematologic cancer patients, such as leukemia. To donate HSCs, the genotype of the patient and the donor’s histocompatibility antigen (HLA) must match. As of today, only 0.5% of the national population was registered for HSC donation and the possibility of finding matched HSC doners is very low. About three thousand patients are suffering while holding onto a faint hope that an ideal donor will appear. This is why the average number of HSCs transplantation only amounts to 500 cases per year.

Last year, two UNIST students have donated their hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to help treat patients with incurable diseases. [Related Article]

For those who wish to partake in this campaign, please come and join us.

Date: 10.22(Mon.)~ 23(Tue.)
Time: 10:00am ~ 16:00pm (Including Lunch break)
Location: 1F Lobby between Engineering Bldg. 102 and 104
General Inquiry: Myeong Jun Lee in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering ([email protected])