BMDP is excited to shout about our ambassador programme. The 200 sign ups from the launch in September 2018 blew us off our feet. Currently, we have more than 50 trained ambassadors. Advocating for BMDP’s mission: a donor for every patient is everybody’s business.
The more we have onboard, the more lives saved. Through our ambassadors, new channels of recruitment have opened. Apart from recruiting individual donors and creating awareness, our ambassadors have paved ways into organisations, communities, some confident enough to deliver their own presentations. They are an extension of us and we are incredibly thankful for them. We are confident that with more ambassadors stepping forth, more patients will be saved.
Join us as an ambassador by emailing Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swipe to save lives – Ngee Ann Polytechnic
It is the 3rd year running that BMDP has been adopted as the final year project for the Events Management Module at Ngee Ann Poly. Their retro-pixel carnival, Swipe to Start was held on 27 July 2018. It attracted more than 800 students with over 500 registering as bone marrow donors. The event boasted a long line-up of activities, with exciting performances, carnival games and even a life-sized monopoly-themed board game for players to both enjoy and learn about the bone marrow donation process. Those who registered to be a bone marrow donor received a special goodie bag worth close to a hundred dollars containing vouchers sponsored by various organisations.
When we are young – Project Edelstein
When the world tells you that you are too young to take on official responsibilities, we say you are just the change-maker we are looking for. Project Edelstein was started by a team of ambitious 17-year olds who wanted to make an impact and contribute to society. Over the years Project Edelstein has become a household name at YFC, Hwa Chong and at the BMDP. In 2018, we had a team of 16-year olds who not only aced their project but went above and beyond what the project scope required.
“Saving lives is not a project. It can happen any day and anytime.” – Jun Tong, Project Edelstein – Publicity chairman
After the project concluded, the team organised a Myth Buster carnival at Keat Hong Community Club which attracted families to bond through learning about BMDP. To date, Project Edelstein has reached out to more than 120,000 members of the public and recruited more than 300 bone marrow donors.
A doctor’s mission – SG marrow, Nanyang Technological University
The message of saving lives resonated deeply with the SG Marrow team at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) comprising of future doctors ready to save a life today. It was a at a medical conference where they first found out more about bone marrow donation and decided that they want to be a part of BMDP’s lifesaving mission. These future doctors walked the talk and recruited more than 4,000 bone marrow donors in 4 years. It has been a fruitful partnership to build awareness and what’s more, one of the volunteers recruited has been identified as a match to a patient. This brought home the message that saving lives begins today.
When school and life cross path – Republic Polytechnic
Tertiary life empowers the youth to make life choices. 900 at RP made the choice to step forward and put their names on the bone marrow registry. This outstanding result was made possible by the Pharmaceutical Interest Group who has relentlessly reaching out to their schoolmates for 4 year. Coming on board last year was the Sales Management students who adopted us as their client for their final year project. In 2019, these two modules will be joining forces and putting up a joint event on campus. Get ready for a bigger and louder event in 2019!
Join us on a lifesaving mission
2018 was a fantastic year but we are looking forward to an even more exciting 2019. If these stories have inspired you, come on board and help us make an even bigger impact.
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