Presentation on theme: "BUT WHY SHOULD I CARE? 6 SINGAPOREANS are diagnosed with a blood disease such as leukaemia or lymphoma every day and many will need a transplant to survive."— Presentation transcript:
BUT WHY SHOULD I CARE? 6 SINGAPOREANS are diagnosed with a blood disease such as leukaemia or lymphoma every day and many will need a transplant to survive THESE DISEASES STRIKE ANYONE irrespective of general health, age or race and leukaemia is still the number 1 killer of children in Singapore THIS MEANS FINDING A DONOR between siblings there’s a 1 in 4 chance of a match but in the general population the odds are 1 in 20,000 2
THE ODDS ARE AWFUL 1 in 4 chance that a brother or sister sibling can provide that life- saving match but in the general population it’s 1 in 20,000 WHY ARE WE RELEVANT? SURVIVAL LOOKS BLEAK many patients require a bone marrow transplant to survive and this means finding a matching donor MINORITIES ARE EVEN WORSE Not enough people on the register from all the different racial groups and that’s why we need your help
1 BMDP builds and manages SINGAPORE’S ONLY Register of volunteer donors and provides a 365-day service to the local transplant hospitals to find the donors their patients need to survive 4
THE BONE MARROW DONOR PROGRAMME receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING THE BONE MARROW DONOR PROGRAMME receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING TRANSPLANTS are becoming the preferred treatment for these common diseases so OUR WORK IS ABSOLUTELY VITAL HELP US –We target to recruit 7000 new donors for YR2014. Each new donor costs S$ so we need $1 million annually. You can play your part to SAVE LIVES. HELP US –We target to recruit 7000 new donors for YR2014. Each new donor costs S$ so we need $1 million annually. You can play your part to SAVE LIVES.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
ORGANISE A DONOR DRIVE Gather your friends, tell them about us and help us increase our register. SIGN UP AS A DONOR JOIN OUR EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF DONORS Takes just a few moments to do your part, and you could possibly save a life in the future.
FUND OUR WORK MAKE A DONATION S$ pays for one new donor – we need 7,000 this year Whatever you share, you get a 2.5x tax deduction and we get to save more lives. BE A VOLUNTEER Help us spread the word! Set up a donor drive within your own community, plan a fund raise party and come up with creative ideas to save a life!
ORGANISING A DONOR DRIVE Be A Voice Appoint a leader for the donor drive and recruit a team of in- company volunteers (4-10 staff) to be our brand ambassadors. Pre-Publicity Tools Identify the various communication tools we could leverage to Engage, Educate and Empower the staff on the objective of bone marrow donor drive. Example of tools: -In-house projection system for presentation -In-house newsletters -Notice boards -Video monitors -Printed brochure
ORGANISING A DONOR DRIVE Logistics A hour prior to the donor drive, BMDP team will arrive and set up the venue. Ideal Layout: A room / area to set up with our information banners, long tables and chairs for sign ups.
None of them would be alive today … without a matching bone marrow donor. Brendan and Bryan would both have died without a transplant – today they are healthy and back at school When leukaemia struck, Jamaliah had just one chance of survival – a bone marrow transplant Football crazy, he’s back on the field again after a total stranger gave her bone marrow to save his life