The Sunflower Fund needs YOU!

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Cancer sucks! Big time. There are very few occasions when you can do something to help when someone you love gets The Big C but when it comes to leukemia YOU CAN HELP! I’ve been registered as an organ donor for a long time because I want to help those in need after I’ve left this world and I donate blood as often as my anemia will allow but I feel like I need to help spread the word about how you can get involved.

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If you can’t donate, buy a bandana and wear it on 12 October.

If you live in South Africa you know what these bandanas are about. You’ve seen them at Pick n Pay and maybe you’ve bought them every year. If you’ve supported The Sunflower Fund before I applaud you. You have raised essential funds for someone to be tested to see if they match someone else in South Africa who needs their bone marrow.

The Sunflower Fund needs YOU!

Registering to be a bone marrow donor is FREE! This is a relief because the tests cost R2000 per person just to see if you match someone who needs help. The tricky part comes in where matches are usually found in people in similar race groups or ethnicities. When I encouraged my office to register as blood donors I heard about cultural beliefs, the fear of needles and the misunderstanding of the procedures. If you needed the bone marrow transplant, how would you feel about this?

sunflower fund, bandana day, bone marrow transplant, donate, blood, the big C, cancer, cancer sucks, help, register, buy a bandana, pick n pay, R25, support, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsIt seems like people are dying unnecessarily when somewhere out there, there is a match available. There is someone who has the same tissue type that couldn’t be found in the cancer sufferer’s immediate family. The chance of finding a donor is 1:100 000. The Sunflower Fund is nowhere near the target of 400 000 registrations that they need.

Are you healthy (i.e. not over or underweight without any lifestyle or chronic illnesses)? Do you live a healthy lifestyle (i.e. practice safe sex, not abuse drugs or alcohol etc)? Do you want to help? The Sunflower Fund needs people from all ethnic backgrounds. They have a major shortage in donors from black, Indian and coloured ethnic groups. We all know that cancer doesn’t recognize race, age, gender or cultural beliefs. It is heartless and relentless in it’s pursuit of people from all walks of life.

PLEASE CALL 0800 12 10 82

for more information or to register.

You are someone’s PERFECT MATCH!

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