“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles.
I am sure most of you have heard about The Sunflower Fund, their mission is to GIVE LIFE.
The Sunflower Fund is an organisation looking for YOU to come forward and join the South African Bone Marrow Registry, in doing so you might be a perfect match for someone who suffers from leukaemia, lymphoma or other blood diseases.
Our mission is to give life
What we’ve achieved so
far. So far, our efforts – with
the support of many others –
have increased the donor numbers on the SABMR from a mere 1,200 in 1999 to 71 023 as at 30th September 2015! This is a wonderful achievement, yet more needs to be done.
1:100 000 chance
Due to the 1:100 000 chance of
finding a compatible donor, at least 100 000 donors are needed for a Registry to function
effectively and in South Africa,
the Registry should ideally have 400 000 donors representative
of all ethnic groups.
Becoming a donor is easy and relatively painless, if you tick off the following criteria you might be eligible to save someone’s life and contribute to them living out their dreams.
– Committed to helping anyone.
– Between 18 – 45 years old (you may donate if you are older but you would need to cover full cost of test.)
– In general good health (not at risk of contracting hepatitis or sexually transmitted diseases.
– Over 50kg and with a BMI < 40
– A blood donor ( Preferable but not necessary).
– Prepared to remain on the SABMR until you’re 60 years old.
If you follow the link to the Sunflower Fund website above you’ll find more information to make an informed decision on becoming a donor, you’ll also find some heartfelt stories of Survivors who found a match and through that are able to live life to their full potential.
Ask your self are your willing to…SHARE A LITTLE to SAVE A LIFE?
For more information call 0800 12 10 82 toll free or +27 21 7010661 or fax: +27 21 7016790