My journey with BMDP started in 2014 when I joined the executive committee, providing professional advice and assistance. I was then elected as Vice-President in 2016 and President during the recent AGM in May 2018. I am both honored and excited to begin my term as President.
Being a specialist in haemato-oncology and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, much of my professional life has revolved around treating patients with advanced forms of blood cancers. Over the years I have been able to see the significant advances in the field of stem cell transplantation, and how recipients of a transplant benefit from the amazing gift of stem cells (be it from a family member or from a complete stranger) to save their lives.
The cause of the BMDP resonates deeply with me. It is so important that we have a strong and diverse national registry of bone marrow donors so that we can ensure that all who need a bone marrow transplant will have a suitable donor. I strongly encourage all of you to help us at the BMDP, by signing up as a donor if you can, and also encourage your friends and family to do so too.
Our focus and foremost mission is to deliver our promise to save lives – by finding a matching donor for every patient. With your help, I’m sure we will be able to achieve this.