Tuesday, 27 December 2011

lyt 12 days of Christmas Haircare charity special : day 10

Christmas and Boxing day over and now back to the final 3 days of Christmas giving! Today's Charity of the day is another one which definitely has a place in my heart, so let me introduce...

the Afro Caribbean Leukemia Trust

As human being we often find ourselves more and more involved in charity giving and supporting when its affected our personal lives. Well it definitely is true! How about taking a step without having to experience a loss, you will definitely make a difference!

What is Bone Marrow?
Bone marrow is a spongy tissue found within bones. All blood cells are produced within the marrow
To sustain the necessary levels of blood cells the bone marrow of an adult must produce about 3,000,000 red blood cells and 120,000 white blood cells every second. All these cells originate from a small population of stem cells. Less than one in 5,000 of the marrow cells is a stem cell
Many sufferers and their families contact the ACLT from the UK and aroun
d the world asking for  assistance to raise awareness and recruit potential donors in an attempt to find suitable donors

Unfortunately, 24,000 sufferers require life saving bone marrow transplants at any one time

How to make a difference?

- If Eddie Kadi can do it, so can you!!! -

Blood Donation
Giving blood is quick, easy and most importantly, it saves lives. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 7st 12lbs (50kg). You can donate blood once every 16 weeks (3 times a year) and each time you donate this equates to 475 mls of blood
Every minute of every day someone somewhere needs blood for life saving treatment. Shockingly, just 0.4% of current blood donors are Black. Yet we rely on blood for many things e.g. treatment of cancers, transfusions for Sickle Cell disorder patients, child birth, major surgery and life threatening conditions. Giving Blood is one way of giving a little to do a lot

A big thank you to Gidore who decided to make a difference by donating a box of Philip Kingsley goodies to the ACLT!

Avec amour...

edF ❥

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