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Tengboche Monastery (Original picture was taken by Kate Voss and obtained from blog.ucchm.org)

Trek to Tengboche

Tengboche Monastery (Original picture was taken by Kate Voss and obtained from blog.ucchm.org)
Tengboche Monastery (Original picture was taken by Kate Voss and obtained from blog.ucchm.org)

By the time you read this, Trek Dreams would already be on their way to the famous Tengboche Monastery (3,867m), nestled against the backdrop of Himalaya’s finest peaks. The monastery was destroyed twice but it still stands today – thanks to the help of volunteers from all over the world.

The BMDP too cannot stand alone. We need the help of everyone to chip-in and do their part. Trek Dreams is certainly doing us proud – every step they take, is a step closer to making a difference for every single patient in Singapore. Support them by donating here today!

Live your dreams – tell us about it and how we can work together. You bring the idea, we’ll lend our support.

(From left) Izrin Al-Edrus (BMDP Donor Services), our South African visitor and Search Coordinators, Lay Feng and Joei Zhang

Life-saving Gift from Singapore to South Africa

(From left) Izrin Al-Edrus (BMDP Donor Services), our South African visitor and Search Coordinators, Lay Feng and Joei Zhang
(From left) Izrin Al-Edrus (BMDP Donor Services), our South African visitor and Search Coordinators, Lay Feng and Joei Zhang

With the chance of a match between a patient and donor being only 1 in 20,000, the search for that one life-saving individual frequently goes worldwide. The BMDP reached another milestone this week when we provided our first match from a local donor for a patient in South Africa. Continue reading Life-saving Gift from Singapore to South Africa

Roseline with Brendan and Bryan

It doesn’t get much better…

Roseline with Brendan and Bryan
Roseline with Brandon and Bryan

What an amazing week here at the BMDP and the highlight was filming some of our patients and donors for a new video to talk more about what we do. I honestly wish that you could have all been there to put our work into perspective and really understand how we save lives.

We met one young mother of two who was facing up to a transplant-or-else diagnosis exactly one year ago and she came to us with a bloom in her cheek and spring in her step. Having reached that critical 12 month milestone we were even able to introduce her bone marrow donor – and measuring all the things we do, it doesn’t get much better than that. Needless to say, they had a world to share while the rest of us all shared a few tears with the sheer wonder if it all.

Then another mum, Roseline, whose two boys both needed to have a transplant and after some tough financial and medical struggles, they all looked fantastic – and in Roseline we have a fierce campaigner for our cause.

Plus of course several of our BMDP donors joined in – each unique but all excited to share their stories as to why they signed up and what it meant to have this opportunity to save a life. Would you do it again we asked? Yes – absolutely!

Watch out for the video which we’re launching at our Match For Life month starting October 1st and meet our heroes plus some of the very special people we have helped. As I said, it doesn’t get much better than that and even as I write we have patients awaiting transplant, others still seeking donors – and in all of this, everyone can play a part.