Over 200 police cadets in Yerevan join the ranks of ABMDR (Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry )

Over 200 police cadets in Yerevan join the ranks of ABMDR (Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry ) –

A total of 233 young police cadets at the Police Academy of the Republic of Armenia joined the ranks of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR).

 The cadets joined the registry as potential bone marrow stem cell donors, during recruitment drives that were held on the premises of the Police Academy, in Yerevan, on March 17 and 24. The drives were led by ABMDR executive director Dr. Sevak Avagyan and ABMDR medical director Dr. Mihran Nazaretyan.

 “It was marvelous to see the cadets’ enthusiasm and spirit of volunteerism during the recruitments,” Dr. Avagyan said.

 “In addition to the cadets of the Police Academy, hundreds of men and women serving in Armenia’s armed forces as well as first responders have joined the ranks of ABMDR this year and in the recent past, bringing their practical support to the registry’s life-saving mission,” said Dr. Frieda Jordan, president of ABMDR. “By joining our organization, these dedicated service men and women are setting a wonderful example for Armenian youths everywhere.”

 As Dr. Avagyan thanked the leadership of the Police Academy and the cadets for making the recruitments a great success, he announced that the recruitment drives at the academy will become an annual tradition.

 About the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Established in 1999, ABMDR, a nonprofit organization, helps Armenians and non-Armenians worldwide survive life-threatening blood-related illnesses by recruiting and matching donors to those requiring bone marrow stem cell transplants. To date, the registry has recruited over 26,000 donors in 24 countries across four continents, identified 2,482 patients, and facilitated 20 bone marrow transplants.


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