The founder and main owner of Tinkoff Bank, Oleg Tinkov, developed complications after bone marrow transplantation. The businessman wrote about this on Instagram.
“After KM transplantation, 80 percent have a graft versus host autoimmune disease, aka GvHD, unfortunately, I missed 20 percent, and the cells of my donor savior attack my skin and some other parts of the body,” Tinkov wrote.
According to him, the current state may last for several more months. In addition, the entrepreneur has still not changed his blood type.
Tinkov also said that his family charitable foundation, which will specialize in financing the treatment of cancer, will begin work at the end of January: “We start with large-scale research, and then the legislative framework and understanding of how to increase the register of potential stem cell donors in the country from 100 thousand up to 5 million”[punctuation and spelling preserved].
Last spring, Tinkov said that he was sick with one of the forms of leukemia, which had been diagnosed a few months earlier. Since then, the businessman underwent a bone marrow transplant and is undergoing treatment at a London clinic. On December 19, he announced the onset of complete remission.