Marrow register numbers on rise


Social worker tells how she was inspired to be donor

WHEN social worker Nozuko Ntleko, 40, saw a video on why the country needed more black bone marrow donors, she immediately knew this was something she had to do.

“I lost my father and brother to lung cancer and would give anything to be able to save a life with my bone marrow,” Ntleko, who works at St Albans Prison as a social worker, said.

After being alerted that doctors are desperately seeking bone marrow for a 13-year-old patient in Port Elizabeth, the Igazi Foundation launched Marrow Masakhane last month to help in the quest.

-Estelle Ellis

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