As the Member of Parliament for Gower and the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer I want to say thanks to the 526 potential lifesavers in Gower this Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Every year in the UK, around 2,000 blood cancer patients need a stem cell donor to save their life – but too often a donor isn’t available, and they pass away waiting for a match.
I’m raising awareness of the need to recruit more potential donors to join the stem cell register - particularly people from a more diverse range of ethnic backgrounds, as well as young men aged 16-30 - to give patients with blood cancer the best possible chance of life.
Join the register, save a life.
For more information on Anthony Nolan visit anthonynolan.org/join.
Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. It also carries out vital research to make stem cell transplants more successful, and supports patients through their transplant journeys.