iCoke – Give your points for Peace

Give Your Points for Peace!

Peace One Day is a non-profit organization on a mission; to tell the world about Peace Day September 21 – the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence – and they need your help.

Learn more about Peace One Day

In 1999, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley founded the non-profit organization Peace One Day. His mission: to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed date, and document his journey. His efforts were rewarded in 2001 when the day was adopted unanimously by the member states of the United Nations as September 21 – Peace Day.

Do your part to support Peace One Day on iCoke.ca:
Redeem 500 iCoke Points™ for the “Peace For One Day” mp3 – by Dave Stewart and Jimmy Cliff, and Coca-Cola will donate $5 – with the ultimate goal of raising $25,000 for Peace One Day.

 

3 Reasons to Donate Umbilical Cord Blood to Public Cord Blood Banks

Call to Action – How many of us would make an extra phone call before scheduling surgery, to donate what would otherwise be discarded, if we knew that a scientist was waiting just for us, to test a breakthrough theory, develop a new medication, or perhaps find a cure?

Did you know that an expectant parent could donate their baby’s umbilical cord, after delivery, to help save patients suffering from life threatening diseases? It’s true! Umbilical cord blood is rich with blood-forming cells (not embryonic stem cells) that are no longer needed by your baby after delivery. Yet, most delivery room doctors discard life-saving cord blood as medical waste, even though cord blood donation is desperately needed by tens of thousands of people who have life-threatening illnesses. Others may need these cells — someone with a disease like leukemia or lymphoma that needs a transplant to survive. With a little bit of forward planning, the birth of a child can serve as a lifeline for someone in need.

3 Reasons to Donate Umbilical Cord Blood to Public Bank

1.  A priceless donation that costs you nothing! The public cord blood banks pay for the collection, testing and storing of the umbilical cord blood.

2.  Donating is very simple and if you choose to donate umbilical cord blood, your labor and delivery are not affected. No blood is taken from your baby, only from the umbilical cord itself after your baby is born.

3. The potential to save other lives. Cord blood contains potentially lifesaving cells called stem cells. Cord blood stem cells, like stem cells from bone marrow, can be used to treat some cancers, immune deficiency diseases, metabolic disorders, and inherited disorders such as sickle cell anemia. Donated cord blood is also used for research to improve treatment for future patients.Can you help?  Visitmarrow.org to learn more and find out how you and your baby can donate.