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Liz urges people to join blood stem cell register

[15/11/2011 | 1 Comment]

Bethany Mickleburgh, a brave 14 year old in my constituency who is fighting leukaemia, desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. On Saturday, I joined nearly 2000 people at the Tigers Stadium in registering as potential blood stem cell donors. In true Leicester fashion, we broke the record for the number of people joining the register in a single event, getting twice as many people to sign up in one day as the previous record .

Bethany’s family, friends and their team of supporters, have run an incredible campaign to raise awareness about this crucial issue and to encourage people to join the register. But we still desperately need more people to sign up. Right now, a matching donor can only be found for around half of the people who need a lifesaving transplant. Joining the register is simple – all you have to do is fill out a quick form and spit in a cup.

So please, join the register by clicking here. And if you’d like to get more involved and support Bethany’s campaign, please get in touch with me.

One Comment »

  • Gillian said:

    Many people just arent aware how easy and painless it is to donate stem cells…it’s very similar to giving blood! My husband had a bone marrow/stem cell transplant last year at Leics Royal. He’s working full-time, running 10km and feeling great. Anthony Nolan couldnt find anyone on the UK register who was a match, they did find someone abroad. If you are 18-40, please join the register online.

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