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Sunflower Fund calls for donors as Leukaemia Month draws to a close

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ACCORDING to The Global Cancer Observatory (GCO), a South African is diagnosed with a blood disorder every five minutes, and while the number of patients is constantly rising, there are only under 77 000 registered donors in the country.

In light of this, and to mark the end of the National Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month, which is observed from August 15 to October 14, the Sunflower Fund is urging South Africans to support their flagship campaign, Sunflower Day.

Alana James, CEO of the Sunflower Fund said that Sunflower Day, which will be celebrated on November 13 this year in light of Covid-19, has become a beacon of hope to the many who suffer from blood disorders.

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