When BMDP invited me as Patron in 2014, I gladly accepted it. The opportunity to champion an organisation that saves lives was compelling and I was not alone.
I joined tens of thousands of individuals in Singapore, who willingly put their names down to help someone who could be a total stranger, in their most critical period of need. The act of donating is an incredible display of courage, selflessness and charity.
As Patron, I was honoured to meet many of these heroes who shared their stories with me. Some had to overcome obstacles and misconceptions to be a part of this. Others, motivated after seeing their own loved one struggle with blood-related diseases. They come from all walks of life. Regardless of motivations, they represent the beauty of the human spirit.
We invite people to sign up as bone marrow donors – and we are inviting you to join us.
There are no special qualifications required. Just a few moments and a commitment to do something extraordinary with our lives. And while you’re at it, consider how your organisation too can play a part. Invite members of your community to join us.
Saving a life with the BMDP is nothing more than a handful of days for you and me, but it represents a lifetime to another person.
This gift of courage, friendship and compassion will go a long way. So help us to make a difference today.
Mr K. Shanmugam
Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Law
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Patron, Bone Marrow Donor Programme
“ A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person when we expect nothing in return.” – A quote from our Patron from “Celebrations of Heroes” – an event to show appreciation to all our donors.