LOCAL MP JOINS CALL FOR ANTHONY NOLAN DONOR VOLUNTEERS
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LOCAL MP JOINS CALL FOR ANTHONY NOLAN DONOR VOLUNTEERS

Young men aged 18-30 are being urged by Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register to help in the fight to beat leukaemia.


Anthony Nolan is a ground-breaking charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day they use their register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need potentially lifesaving transplants.

However, there is a shortage of young male donors on the bone marrow register. Men aged 18-30 account for 80% of donations, but make up just 19% of the register. Presently, Anthony Nolan can only find a matching donor for half the people who come to them in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant so they are aiming to recruit 10,000 more young men to the register.

Peter Luff has promised to publicise the register and the need for new donors in his constituency.

He said,

“This shortage is serious and we need to gather more support for the Anthony Nolan trust to help them to save lives. By joining the register, these young men will be offering patients the chance of life and a new hope to their families.

“Every year 1,600 patients in Britain go to the trust in need of bone marrow transplant. All of these people have a terminal condition and a transplant is these patients only chance of life. I urge you all to sign up and encourage your friends and family to do so as well.”

So far the trust has recruited about 5,000 of the 10,000 young men needed and they have until the end of November to find the rest of these potential lifesavers.

To sign up and register, go to mp.anthonynolan.org and enter the code UCJ4.

For more information on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register go to www.anthonynolan.org.

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