9th May 2017

Pearl’s hopeful journey

Pearl Malinga was pregnant with her second child when, during a routine pregnancy check-up, her doctors noticed an abnormality in her blood and decided to conduct […]
9th August 2016

We Salute our Unsung Heroes

On behalf of all patients past, present and future, The Sunflower Fund dedicates this page to the unsung heroes – without them there would be no […]
15th June 2016

Thanking a donor for the gift of life

How do you thank someone for saving your life? This is the question that Vivian de Klerk recently found herself answering, as she had the opportunity […]
29th February 2016

Rose-Leigh Usher

How quickly one’s life can be turned upside down.   In June 2012 after  eight year old Rose-Leigh Usher had complained of severe abdominal cramps and her […]
30th October 2015

Jamie-lee Caple (2005)

After being treated with complicated mumps along with many other complications, Jamie-lee Caple was diagnosed with Leukaemia in May 2005 at the age of 14. She […]
26th October 2015

Natascha Louw (2008)

Eight years ago, what should have been just appendicitis, turned out to be my worst nightmare come true.  After having my appendix removed, the surgeon advised […]
26th October 2015

Zyaan Makda

Doctors and healthcare specialists are on a search for a stem cell donor, both locally and abroad, for Zyaan Makda (13) for whom a stem cell […]
10th August 2015

Chris Corlett 12.10.1982 – 10.09.2000

9th August 2015

Donor Story – Carey Symons

I went to donate blood in the little village where we lived and on this particular day Round Table were doing a “sign up to be […]
9th August 2015

Why I became a donor

Written by Brian Gray My decision and motivation to become a stem cell donor has a very personal background. My daughter Logan was diagnosed with leukaemia […]
9th August 2015

Be the Match

I cannot describe how I feel at the moment: elated, fear, apprehension, hope? A patient needs a bone marrow stem cell transplant, and I am a […]
9th August 2015

Brenda’s Story

“It was peer pressure” said Brenda Masuku, a resident of Johannesburg, explaining how she became listed in the South African Bone Marrow Registry in 1999.  “A […]