Lo­cal mosque dig­ging deep to help trans­plants

Col­lab­o­ra­tion aims to boost can­cer fight

Cape Argus - - METRO - SUKAINA ISHMAIL

IN SUP­PORT of the can­cer aware­ness cam­paign, the Masjidul Quds mosque in Gatesville, in Athlone will be col­lab­o­rat­ing with the SA Bone Mar­row Reg­istry (SABMR).

This cam­paign is to help raise aware­ness among the pub­lic and to ac­knowl­edge those liv­ing with any type of can­cer.

The reg­istry is in­ter­na­tion­ally known and is cur­rently the only or­gan­i­sa­tion in Africa sup­port­ing an ac­tive matched donor trans­plant pro­gramme.

The SABMR team con­sists of a group of highly trained in­di­vid­u­als who de­liver the nec­es­sary med­i­cal ser­vices to pa­tients in need of bone mar­row trans­plants.

For those who would like to be­come donors, a re­cruit­ment of­fi­cer will guide

you through the process, pro­vid­ing you with the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion and test­ing kits. Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to help sup­port those in need of stem cell do­na­tions and bone mar­row trans­plants.

The Masjidul Quds In­sti­tute will launch a #31Heroes cam­paign

on so­cial me­dia to por­tray how the com­mu­nity has made a dif­fer­ence in the lives of pa­tients, and will com­mem­o­rate those who suf­fer from can­cer.

It will start from Septem­ber 21 and a gala break­fast will take place on Oc­to­ber 21.

The #31Heroes will be in­tro­duced at the event and more in­for­ma­tion will

be shared about the SABMR.

To join the reg­istry or make a do­na­tion, see www.sabmr.co.za, call (021) 447 8638 or email donors@ sabmr.co.za.

For those who would like to be­come donors, a re­cruit­ment of­fi­cer will guide you through the process, pro­vid­ing rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion

THE Masjidul Quds in Gatesville has col­lab­o­rated with the South African Bone Mar­row Reg­istry to help raise aware­ness about can­cer. Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to help sup­port those in need of stem cell do­na­tions.

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