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DoNationUK Community Project Fundraising Page

4 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]Charlene's Story [/b][/p][p]In 2013, Charlene was diagnosed with renal disease during a routine visit to her GP, this led to renal failure and she was told she needed an urgent kidney transplant. Charlene discovered that due to her ethnicity, the likelihood of finding a suitable donor from within the black community was very slim. She underwent weekly kidney dialysis whilst waiting for a donor match to be found. According to official figures published in the[b] [/b][b]NHS Blood Donation and Transplant Activity Report 2015, only 6% of transplant donors came from ethnic minority groups. [/b]This means on average donor patients from these backgrounds can sometimes wait up to a year longer than others to receive a lifesaving transplant. [/p] [p]On Monday 24[sup]th[/sup] August 2015, Charlene received the call that she had been desperately waiting for and after an eight hour surgery had a new kidney. Charlene often talks about her experience saying it was as though [b][i]“God had pressed the RESET button”[/i][/b] giving her another chance at life and time to watch her son grow up. Her donor remains anonymous because she sadly passed away but Charlene will be forever grateful to the woman she refers to as “the Angel who saved my life”[/p] [p]Charlene knows that she is one of the lucky ones and is sharing her story in the hope of raising awareness and vital funds to support the work done by the ACLT and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign. Inspired by her story the DoNation UK Community Project will be launching its “Fashion for a Cause” Campaign on Saturday 4[sup]th[/sup] November 2017. The event is in aid of the two charities who strive to increase the number of ethnic minorities on the UK Stem Cell (Bone Marrow), Blood and Organ Donor Registers. For more information visit https://donationuk.org[/p] [p][b][i]THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT![/i][/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

04 Nov 2017


The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign

The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign

ACLT - African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust

ACLT - African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust



Janet Eboh-Sampson

My sister Paulinah and I would like to make a donation in support of the work that both of these charities do in our community.

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid



This is a very important issue that needs to be shared. Good luck with the charity fashion show


Janet Eboh-Sampson

Janet Eboh-Sampson

Paulinah Eboh-Sampson

Paulinah Eboh-Sampson

Charlene Nelson

Charlene Nelson

Andrea Carlton

Andrea Carlton