Do you know anyone with blood cancer?
by Yili Paopaoice
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2015, 12 AM
[FOR EVERY $10 YOU DONATE TO THIS CAMPAIGN, we will give you one cup of FREE Paopaoice. Just show us your donation history at B2-05 Orchard Central to claim it! Thank you!]
Do you know anyone with blood cancer, or leukemia? We do! We have a friend who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 24, he went through chemo and was discharged. However, he had a relapse 2 weeks shy of one year, and this time, he required bone marrow transplant. He was lucky to find a perfect match in his sister, and he's beaten leukemia yet again! Unfortunately, there are many out there who are not so fortunate. A perfect bone marrow donor is hard to come by. So here at Yili Paopaoice, we want to do what we can to help spread awareness, and hope that with our little contribution, you too will support them in this very important mission. It saves lives.
The Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) manages Singapore's only register of volunteer bone marrow donors. For the past 20 years, BMDP has been providing that one chance of survival to hundreds of patients suffering from terminal blood-related diseases. When their only chance of survival is to have a bone marrow transplant and they have no matching siblings who can donate healthy blood stem cells, they come to us. With just a one in 20,000 chance of finding a matching donor, BMDP is absolutely committed to building the local donor register into a true national asset able to help all Singaporeans have that second chance; A Donor for every Patient is what we aim for. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bmdp.org