"To save the lives of patients with bone marrow diseases, by facilitating the matching of bone marrow donors to patients, throught provision of funds to the Canadian Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry."
About BRUCE DENNISTON BONE MARROW SOCIETY
In 1987, RCMP Constable Bruce Denniston of Powell River, B.C., was diagnosed with leukemia and told he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. The Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society was formed to raise funds, and support the expansion of Canada's bone marrow registry so that all patients could benefit.
A donor was eventually found for Bruce, but in the advanced stages of his illness, he was unable to survive his transplant. His memory lives on in the work of the society bearing his name.
Since 1988, the Society has provided supplementary funding to the Canadian Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry (UBMDR) to help match donors to patients needing bone marrow transplants. The money has been used for lab equipment, donor recruitment and bone marrow typing; allowing the UBMDR to expand its life-saving work.