Greek Man Donates Bone Marrow that Could Save Turkish Child

A Greek bone marrow donor will help a Turkish child who is suffering from an undisclosed disease, Greek infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras disclosed on Monday.

Tsiodras, who has become a household name after overseeing Greece’s daily briefing on the coronavirus, thanked two Greek donors who he said demonstrated “great courage” in offering bone marrow during the pandemic.

He named them with their first names only, as Andreas from the island of Crete and Savvas from northern Greece. He did not specify whose donation would find its way to the neighboring country of Turkey.

“I want to publicly thank Savvas from northern Greece and Andreas from Crete, who offered bone marrow, despite the human fear in these difficult conditions,” Tsiodras stated.