Did you know that every day in Singapore six people are diagnosed with a blood disorder? Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) are two of the more commonly found blood disease among Singaporeans and the hard truth is blood diseases can strike anyone at any time with absolutely no warning. For some, a bone marrow transplant is the last hope for a cure. That is the good news and that is where the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) plays a big role in building up a database of volunteer bone marrow donors to help patients find their potentially lifesaving match – a special individual willing to donate their bone marrow to reverse the patient’s death sentence.
The SVA is supporting the BMDP in an important way by allowing a platform to reach out to more people and educate them on the importance of joining the register. The math is simple, the more people on the register, the more matches found, and more lives potentially saved. There is much to know and learn about bone marrow donation. Angela from the BMDP will be sharing more about the programme, addressing myths and misconceptions and registering anyone ready and willing to be a potential donor onto the programme on 2nd August 2019 at Singapore Botany Centre.