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An Uncommon Gift

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The story of the South African Bone Marrow Registry.

To mark 25 years, the SABMR decided to collate its journey thus far in book form. ‘At the SABMR we believe that our stories and the knowledge and experience we’ve developed over the years should be shared with other organisations working in the non-profit sector, as well as within the South African civil community.’

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To mark 25 years, the SABMR decided to collate its journey thus far in book form. ‘At the SABMR we believe that our stories and the knowledge and experience we’ve developed over the years should be shared with other organisations working in the non-profit sector, as well as within the South African civil community,’ says SABMR Medical Director Dr Charlotte Ingram. ‘By sharing our history and our patient and donor stories, we believe we will engage with many more South Africans who will be encouraged to become donors and help us grow our reach, both locally and internationally. This book, showcasing the SABMR’s two-and-a-half decades of commitment and work, gives us the opportunity to do just that.’

Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground and a supporter of the SABMR, lent her voice to the book. ‘I registered as a donor after a friend was diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder,’ she says. ‘If we can help each other, why not? I feel it’s almost a civic duty: there are so many things we could do to assist others that might put us way too far out of our comfort zones, but this is something we can do and we should do. It would be an honour for me to have even a chance of saving someone’s life. That’s not something you get every day. That’s really being of service.’