Here’s an update at the work we have done this year – thank you so much to all who have supported us, let us strive for greater success in the year 2013! We can do it!
The past weeks have been absolutely hectic – donor drives happening in companies and carnivals, schools and government departments from the city centre to Jurong Island! Our logo has strutted on the catwalk with Elite Model Look and now our team of Marathon Men and Women are pounding the pavements to raise funds and awareness.
Our very own crazy man, Ah Siao is on a mission to drag a tyre throughout the full 42 kilometres of the Singapore Marathon. In his words, a tribute to our patients who have to struggle every day – for months sometimes – managing their treatment and waiting for the good news that we have found them a match.
And all this noise and effort have delivered some significant success. Thanks to all our various partners, we recruited 1338 new donors during “Match for Life” in October bringing the year-to-date total up to 4089 putting us in sight of our annual target of 5,000. So, if you have friends or colleagues who want to become a bone marrow donor, then get them to Sign Up for a postal kit and we’ll do the rest.
Meanwhile, we need your help to share our work with people you know by ‘liking’ us on Facebook to stay in touch with all the things we are doing. After all, the BMDP is one huge family united by a single mission to save lives – but like Ah Siao, there are lots of us doing crazy things out there so let us know what’s happening in your world and we’ll share it with the rest of the gang… make more noise, save more lives.
Match for Life is an ambitious campaign launched to recruit more donors to the bone marrow donor register. It is a collaboration between the BMDP and the corporate sector and aims to take advantage of the communications infrastructure within each organisation to reach out and educate staff on the role they can play in saving a life.
How does it work?
4 easy steps!
1: Send your email to email@example.com. Tell us who you are and how many people in your organisation you can help us reach.
2: Let’s meet up to go through the details – we’ll bring some leaflets and other material to share and agree on the best place in the office – and book a date
3: Distribute our e-flyer and the Be the One! video and brochures among your team members – at least a week before the date – and PUBLICISE, PUBLICISE – date, time and venue
4: BMDP arrives with our swab kits, our recruitment team and together with your event organising team, we’ll all get to work and share what it means, how it works and SWAB those cheeks
Every new donor could mean another life saved. We need your help to make Match for Life a success!