“We hope to gain cooperation from more and more people.”
Information on the equivalent national blood marrow donor program in the United States can be found here.
A day after revealing her diagnosis, Ikee took to social media to thank fans and fellow athletes for their words of encouragement and support.
“Thank you for a lot of messages since yesterday. It also makes me feel a little strange to see myself in the news. I will update everyone on the situation. I received messages from many people, such as, “I registered my bone marrow bank”, “I transfused, donated blood”. Not only for me but also for those who have a hard time in the same way, I really hope for you.
“God does not give us anything we cannot overcome. Of course, swimming life is important for me. However, I want to fight while supporting the people around me now, aiming for complete recovery, not being impatient.
“For a while, I may not be able to show everyone a cheerful figure. And for a while, I will also be on the sidelines cheering just like everyone else. . Thank you again for your message and cooperation from the bottom of my heart. I will definitely come back.”