MEGGLE is fighting against blood cancer
The MEGGLE family stands together. Because one colleague from the production department received the diagnosis leukaemia the dairy organised a stem cell typification campaign.
To find a genetic twin, whose stem cells could fit to the patient, a special typing is necessary. With a swab DNA of the volunteers is taken, afterwards it is analysed in a laboratory. This is the first step to become a potential lifesafer.
With support from DKMS (organization for bone marrow donation) and with the medical supervision of Dr. Gertrud Huber, company doctor of MEGGLE, 165 colleagues participated at the typification campaign. Apprentices, members of Human Resources and the work council assisted and ensured a fast procedure.
To gain attention employees were informed by the notice board, posters around the factory site and group mailings. Direct talks at the canteen and car park during the shift change encouraged more people to participate at the typification.
“We hope that we are now able to help our colleague and maybe other patients with this disease. In any case we sensitized our employees for leukaemia and blood cancer, says Director Human Resources, Doris Kollmannsberger.
A few MEGGLE employees were registered as a potential donator already, so they didn’t have to repeat the typification again.
In Germany every 15 minutes a patient receives diagnosis leukaemia. More information about blood cancer and leukaemia is provided at dkms.de.