Monday, December 8, 2014

Think Be The Match is Not Right for You? A Story that will Change Your Mind.

Imagine waking up one ordinary morning, about to go get a routine checkup and then your whole world is turned upside down with some stunning health news. At that moment the thought going through your mind is probably contemplating how can this be fixed?

Thousands of people are diagnosed every year with life threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, Be The Match, is the largest and most diverse registry in the world. Be The Match's motivation for doing what they do is revolved around, "Working every day to save lives through transplants."

This is where the story of two women and their twenty year friendship begins. When Lisa joined Be The Match in 1990 there was only 20,000 people registered. She joined because someone she knew needed a transplant and wanted to be the one to help. Just after five months of being in the registry Lisa got a call that she could be a possible match for a lady named Pam.

Lisa was very thrilled about being a match for Pam and all her family and friends supported her through the entire process. Lisa could not help but think that hopefully someone else would do this for her family if they needed a transplant. 

Lisa's donation experience was something that she had never thought was possible. 
"I would also tell anyone with the chance to donate to do it, there is no other reward like it." 
- Lisa/Be The Match donor
She went on to say that, even if she had never had the chance to meet Pam, the recipient of the transplant, knowing that she survived would have been enough.

Aleph Group Inc. is tremendously inspired by this story and the friendship that grew from it. AGI looks to stories like this to inform our readers of the opportunities out there that can save someone's life. We would also like to make it aware that we design and manufacture Bloodmobiles and other specialty vehicles that have the capabilities of operating in many different conditions and situations like this.

"At Aleph Group Inc. we have experienced the power of human potential and are committed to exploring the possibilities of growth with everyone who comes in contact with us." - Aleph Group Inc.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Simple Guide to Understanding World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people to come together in the fight against HIV. This day is also focused on supporting people living with HIV and commemorating those people who have died from the virus. The very first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and has been reoccurring every year since.

How do I help or get involved with this cause? There are many simple ways anyone can support this cause and bring awareness in your community. One way is to wear a red ribbon, which is the international symbol for HIV awareness. To take it to the next step of showing your support and bringing awareness you may sell the red ribbons to benefit the fight against HIV/AIDS. If you or a group of people feel inspired to host an event, such as bake sale, donation drive or whatever amazing ideas you may have, all the support is very much appreciated. With help planning your event visit this step by step event planning guide.

The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day is, "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS Free Generation." This theme is centered on the idea of people, communities and the world coming together to take action in this fight. As we all should know, social media is a powerful tool when it comes to word of mouth and bringing awareness. With such success with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, World AIDS Day hopes to have an even greater achievement. To help show your support with your simple, powerful and engaging ways, use the hash-tag (#WAD2014), and help spread the word. Another way to show your support is to use the image below as your profile picture or embed on your website.

Aleph Group Inc. is always looking to new ways to help our community and the world with the struggles that many people face. World AIDS Day is a very significant cause and a fight that we would want to support. AGI designs and manufactures mobile clinics that may be developed specifically for HIV testing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are currently 35 million people living with HIV worldwide and of that, 19 million are unaware they have the virus. A mobile clinic can alleviate some struggles for those who may not want to visit a HIV testing facility and expand their services, so that they may bring the testing to them. To learn if a mobile clinic may be right for your company or organization visit the mobile clinic landing page.

AGI wants to engage with our readers. So if you have something pondering in your mind, go ahead and leave a comment, we would love to start the conversation.

"At Aleph Group Inc. we have experienced the power of human potential and are committed to exploring the possibilities of growth with everyone who comes in contact with us." - Aleph Group Inc.