GIVE HOPE WITH PROJECT TOMORROW

Imagine holding a child and not knowing whether he will live to see his next birthday. To go to school, play, laugh and be a child, just like all the other kids.

There are mothers all over the world whose children have leukaemia. Every day, these mothers cling on to a glimmer of hope.

Hope of their children being able to go to school.
Hope of them having the energy to play.
Hope of them being children again.
Hope that someone like you will step forward today through Project Tomorrow and take the first step towards being a bone marrow donor.

Choose to be a bone marrow donor. Choose to save a life.

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What happens when you’re a match?

Congratulations! Your name coming up as a match is very exciting news – and what you do next can save a life!

It is important to know that we will be with you every step of the way and your Donor Coordinator will be available to answer any questions.

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CONFIRMATORY TYPING

We’ll meet up and explain the procedures to help confirm your decision to be a donor. If you choose to continue, we will collect your blood sample to confirm you are a suitable match.

DONOR WORKUP

We will meet again to share more about the donation process and learn about your medical history. After you sign your consent, you will undergo a physical exam by an independent doctor to check that you are healthy to donate.

Donation

When the tests show you are a healthy confirmed match, you're good to go! Bone Marrow is harvested in two ways. You may choose either method of donation. Though in some cases, one is preferred over the other.

FOLLOW UP

Go home and celebrate. Your donation is helping someone recover from a life-threatening disease. You have potentially saved a life!

CONFIRMATORY TYPING

We’ll meet up and explain the procedures to help confirm your decision to be a donor. If you choose to continue, we will collect your blood sample to confirm you are a suitable match.

DONOR WORKUP

We will meet again to share more about the donation process and learn about your medical history. After you sign your consent, you will undergo a physical exam by an independent doctor to check that you are healthy to donate.

Donation

When the tests show you are a healthy confirmed match, you're good to go! Bone Marrow is harvested in two ways. You may choose either method of donation. Though in some cases, one is preferred over the other.

FOLLOW UP

Go home and celebrate. Your donation is helping someone recover from a life-threatening disease. You have potentially saved a life!

FAQs for donors

What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is found within the hollow spaces of our major bones and is responsible for blood cell production. For blood cancer patients, the bone marrow is not capable of producing healthy blood cells or the right combination of blood cells.

Who can be a donor?

Anyone between the ages of 17 and 49 can sign up as a bone marrow donor. You need to be in good health and you can apply online for a postal kit to be sent to you. Then all you need to do is a simple cheek swab and fill out a form.

Are Muslims allowed to be donors?

Definitely yes! The Singapore Islamic Religious Council has issued a Fatwa giving approval for all Muslims to be bone marrow donors and help save the lives of patients who need a transplant. Much like the Kidney Transplant regulation, this ensures that Muslims can feel safe in the knowledge that what you’re doing is right to help your fellow man, woman or child.

What happens if I come up as a match?

Before you are finally selected as the best match for the patient, more testing is required and the steps are outlined here.

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Bring a friend

Our Register is constantly being searched, both locally and globally for lifesaving donors. If you understand the importance of our work, help us save more lives by sharing our message with your friends. After all, it takes just a few moments to make an online request for a postal kit.

So why not sign up? And then once you have done so, talk to some of your friends about what you’ve done. Better still, why not join our Facebook page, share it with your friends and encourage them to follow your good example!

SAVE A LIFE – JOIN US FOR CHEEK SWAB MONTH 2016

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Our success depends on reaching out to people and inviting them to step up and make a difference. Your company can be part of this lifesaving mission with an impact that reaches beyond Singapore to the rest of the world.

Join us for Cheek Swab Month – a one-month campaign happening in October where we talk to companies and share our message to reach out and recruit more volunteer bone marrow donors.

If you and your team want to get involved, contact amanda@bmdp.org to arrange a date and time with us. We will provide the materials necessary for a lunchtime talk or a recruitment drive. All you need to do is bring the crowd!
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