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!
Thank you to everyone who has worked with us over the past months – signing up, organising donor drives and sharing the BMDP mission with friends and colleagues that everyone has “the power to save a life”.
With your support we reached our 2012 target TODAY with 5,000 new donors all signed up to the BMDP register bringing us several steps closer to delivering on our promise to find a donor for every patient.
Aven Lim, Business Analyst from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals was our 5,000th donor for the year – and he got first-hand congratulations from another new donor, Marcus Yim, MD of Bayer South ASEAN.
Many thanks to Bayer for hosting today’s event and also for generously sponsoring the cost of tissue typing each of your staff who signed up. Also, thank you again to all our other partners who have supported the Match For Life campaign over recent months; from the universities and polytechnics, the global and local partners – none if this would have been possible without your belief, encouragement and buy-in to our cause.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our Match For Life team and our extended family of BMDP donors. Roll on 2013 – another target and more lives to save.
– Jane Prior
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.
Good food, great music and a worthy cause!
TAB is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary and we are the appointed charity of their choice. YOU are invited to party the night away with us while supporting our cause in finding new donors for patients. We will be there to sell BMDP merchandise, raise funds and swab cheeks!
There will be a line-up of six awesome bands for the concert:
> Brandon Lee
> Inch Chua
> The Sam Willows
> Newton Circus
> No. IV
See YOU there!
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