BMDP tells heartwarming tales of blood illness survivors

Fundraisers within the Appco Group Singapore network took part in an exhibition by Appco client, the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) to help raise awareness of the charity and its life-saving work by telling the amazing stories of both blood cancer survivors and the donors who helped them.

In Singapore, six people are diagnosed each day with blood illnesses that cannot be cured by medication and the BMDP’s mission is to encourage anyone, between 18 – 49 in good health, to sign up as a potential bone marrow donor.

‘What’s Your Story?’, the exhibition, showed people how donor transplants save lives, promoting the fact that registering as a donor is fast and easy and prompted attendees to swab their using the BMDP’s free cheek swab / DNA collection kits.

Having worked with Appco since 2013, BMDP says the group has played an important role in promoting the charity’s work.

“Appco are truly part of our team – extending our reach and voice into the community with energy and commitment,” BMDP President Jane Prior said.

Through Appco’s fundraising efforts, BMDP has been able to grow the register by another 22,000 donors in the past two years and also to assist in funding the costs of a transplant for Singaporean patients.