New Beginning: A second chance of life

Pic: Pippa Hudson with Lauren Corlett, National PR & Marketing Specialist for Sunflower Fund as well as Carey Boucher-Erasmus, Donor recipient.

Today is national bandana day, a major fundraiser for the Sunflower Fund which does a lot to highlight the need for bone marrow donors.

Established in 1999, The Sunflower Fund is a non-profit organisation with a vision that provides all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life.

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to Lauren Corlett, National PR & Marketing Specialist for Sunflower Fund as well as Carey Boucher-Erasmus, Donor recipient and Ambassador of The Sunflower Fund.

Listen to full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:

At the age of 24 Carey was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She was told her chance for survival was at 30%. She was hospitalised for about seven months.

She couldn’t find a donor in South Africa but eventually found one in Germany. She says that was the most emotional time of her life.

According to Corlett they need at least 400 000 people to register as donors. She says at the moment they only have 7000 people.

For more info go to their website

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