Patients searching for their match
Fill in the form below and tell us your story; we may share it to encourage people of the same ethnic background as you to join the bone marrow registry!
Waiting for your match is a tough time, but have hope, with the right measures we can encourage more people to join the bone marrow registry.
Your health and well being is your number one focus right now, but if you are comfortable and wish to tell us your brief story and your ethnic background, we can get in contact with you to receive permission to post the story on the Facebook page and website. We can't guarantee that by contacting us with your story that you will find a match, but the purpose is to help the general cause. Your story may be the inspiration needed to move others into action and join the registry. You can share the Facebook page with your family and friends, make sure they Like and Share it when your story is posted so it reaches all the right people (people of the same ethnic background). Increasing the number of people on the bone marrow registry can help many others who are searching for their match too. By having your family and friends like the Facebook page builds up more people from that ethnic background which can help the next person who needs a match and we can continue building support.
We may not be able to post everyone's stories and it will depend on where the need is at the time but we would love to hear from you.
Support links & resources
Cancer Council Australia: Information & support for all cancer types in Australia
The Warwick Cancer Foundation: An Australian foundation which supports young adults (mainly under the age of 40) living with cancer
Canteen: Supports young people in Australia (aged 12-24) living with cancer
Red Kite: Supports children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 24) living with cancer in Australia
The Orange Pigeon: A unique and special organisation providing wishes, comforts and moments of distraction for seriously ill adults in Australia (age 18 and over)
Make A Wish Australia: Grants wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition
Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery book: A step-by-step approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life using mindfulness techniques. Written by Psycho-oncology researchers and colleagues Linda Carlson and Michael Speca