Sujith is a 35 years old fellow from Perth who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in November 2015. He has had several courses of chemotherapy. He needs a Bone Marrow Donor for a successful and complete treatment to survive this aggressive Leukaemia.
You can help if;
- you are in the age bracket of 18-45 years
- you are from South Asian background
- you are matched as a suitable Bone Marrow Donor
A dedicated group of volunteers have organised these drives in Perth and Melbourne. Sydney Donor Drive is at:
Billiard Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre,
244 Targo Road,
14th May, 2016.
1.00 to 5.00 PM
Step 1: Prior to May 14: If you are ready to join the registry, please contact one of the coordinators listed on the flyer either by phone or email to pre-register your interest. You will need to provide them with your full name, year of birth and contact phone number. Please note that Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) prefers all participants to be pre- registered, to ensure they can plan appropriately and be properly staffed for the event. Once pre-registered, you will be notified via email or text what your time slot is for that day.
Step 2: On the day, please arrive a few minutes prior to your allocated slot. There will be a one-on-one information session (approx 2 to 3mins) between the donor and ABMDR where you can ask any questions you may have and they will guide you through the process. There will be some paperwork to complete.
Step 3: Approximately 10ml of blood will be collected.
Finally, Light Refreshments will be provided.
Afterward, you can return home knowing that you and the other registrants may have played a part in giving someone like Sujith a truly wonderful gift: The Gift of Life.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinators, listed in the Flyer.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/BoneMarrowSujith/
Dr Yadu Singh/Sydney/26th April, 2016