Marrow Donor Event

Give a Spit, Save a Life
[Alex Jungeling | Contributing Writer]

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK finds out they have blood cancer.

All the more reason Trident Media are pleased to inform you that Marrow have just held their second event of the year. It was the Donor Recruitment Event on Monday 17th November in de Havilland Atrium, and it was a great success.

There was a high interest and 52 people signed up to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Donor register. This meant the target of 150 donors for the year for Herts Marrow has already been surpassed, with the 111 people who signed up at the first event earlier in the year, at the Forum Hertfordshire.

This means that, statistically, someone we have signed up to the donor register, from these two events combined, will hopefully go on to be a match for someone with blood cancer, and donate their bone marrow, potentially saving a life. There will be more events throughout the year, based on donor recruitment, volunteer campaigns and fundraising.

Getting more people on the register, asking anyone to join who wishes to help take part in such an important cause, and raising money for these life saving transplants, continues to take place.

It costs around £100 for a person to just be put on the register, and once on the register the average person has a 1 in 1200 chance of ever being called upon to donate. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or finding out more, please send all questions and comments to herts@ukmarrow.org, we would love to hear from you and continue to share the importance of donors and the charity.

 

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