Anpario are working together with DKMS, our charity of the year, to raise awareness of blood cancer, blood disorder and the importance of donor registration.
DKMS, an international, non-profit organisation is the world’s largest bone marrow donor centre with more than 9 million registered donors, more than 80,000 of whom have helped save lives by donating!
For many people with a blood cancer or blood disorder often their only lifesaving treatment is to have a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor. DKMS’s mission is to increase the pool of available blood stem cell donors who could potentially save the lives of those people who are looking for a matching donor.
Incredibly, only 2% of the UK population are on stem cell register. Less than a third of people find matches within their family, which means the remainder must find an anonymous donor. That could be you. You could be a life saver in waiting. One simple swab test, painless and easy, can open the door to save lives.
Last Thursday (3rd December) Anpario staff attended a powerful presentation from Pete McCleave who was diagnosed with acute myeloma – a rare and incurable blood cancer. He was advised that his best hope for survival was a blood stem cell transplant and was given a maximum of seven years to live, unless a blood stem cell donor was found. No one in Pete’s family is a match and therefore to save his life, like many others facing the same situation, his search continues.
To find out more about Pete and his incredible, inspiring story visit: https://www.10000donors.com/
Let’s help DKMS increase the number of people on the stem cell register, change the statistics and save lives. You could make a difference.
If you are aged 17-55 and in general good health, register via the below link and request a swab kit to become a potential blood stem cell donor today!