The global celebrations took place on all continents, in over 40 countries. More than 350 events were organised by over 65 organisations.
Engagement of the general public is rising. There were significant more people involved in WMDD 2017 than the 2 years before. A good example is that 1.2K people used our WMDD picture frame on Facebook to raise awareness for marrow transplantation.
Of all the patient donor stories and posts we shared on WMDD, the story of Christopher had the most impact, 15K reach on Facebook alone! Christopher is doing well and his mother would like to thank everyone for the support on WMDD when he received his transplant.
In New York, Rio de Janeiro, Prague and Montreal famous landmarks and buildings were lit up in honour of WMDD. Thank you Redome, Gift of Life, Hema Quebec and Stem Cell Registry Prague for these highlights!
Patient donor stories
On WMDD 2017 we shared 4 donor patient stories throughout the day to highlight the theme 'thank you donor'. Together these stories have been viewed over 3000 times.
Shabas and Manasvi (India)
Samuel (Brazil) and James (USA) + Maria and José (Brazil)
Jakub and Nikola (Czech Republic)
Ingo (Germany) and Elizabeth and Kathryn (USA)