Anthony Nolan talk to Sixth Form about stem cell donation
On Wednesday 10th April, Lili Vetter, from the Anthony Nolan organisation, visited school to talk to our sixth form about their ‘Hero Project’. The organisation visits schools to explain how students can become ‘lifesavers’ by signing up to their register to donate stem cells. Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer and for many, a stem cell transplant is their last hope of life. Anthony Nolan work with schools and colleges to promote this message and encourage young people between the ages of 16-30 to sign-up to their register as a potential donor.
Our pupils were given the chance to ask questions about the procedures involved in donating stem cells, dispelling many of the myths surrounding this process. We hope that our young people will now spread the message of how important it is to become a donor and encourage more people to sign-up to the register.
Further information about the work of Anthony Nolan can be found at: www.anthonynolan.org
For those of you reading this who are over the age of 30, you can still become a ‘lifesaver’ by signing-up to other UK registers at:
www.nhsbt.nhs.uk [NHS Blood and Transplant] or www.dkms.org.uk