Perfect Match

People@Bilfinger, Electrical engineer Sebastian Wolf, Bilfinger GreyLogix

In February, Sebastian Wolf registered to be a donor at the German bone marrow donor agency, Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei (DKMS). Through a marketing campaign, he learned about a police officer who was searching for a stem cell donor. “Sadly, I wasn’t a suitable donor for this man. But three months later, I received a message that my tissue characteristics matched those of a leukemia patient. I couldn’t believe it at first,” the 25-year-old recalls. The likelihood of being a suitable donor for anyone outside of your family is one in 20,000. While the electrical engineer from Bilfinger GreyLogix was working at an assembly site in Berlin, he underwent a suitability test and just a few days later the stem cells were removed. “I was nervous, but there wasn’t any need to be. It was just like donating blood, only it took a total of six hours.” Since the procedure is kept anonymous, Sebastian Wolf only just found out from DKMS that the transplant was successful for the 49-year-old patient. “It’s an indescribable feeling to know that I gave this man a new lease on life. I would absolutely do it again.”

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