Anthony Nolan is the stem cell register charity saving the lives of people with blood cancer. They are running a virtual city campaign in Newcastle to recruit new potential lifesavers to their register and to raise awareness of their work. Their campaign is engaging with schools, universities, colleges, local businesses and sports clubs. There are already 23,000 amazing potential donors in the Newcastle Area, but they urgently need more people from minority ethnic backgrounds to sign up as stem cell donors.
Patients who are White Caucasian have a 71% chance of finding the best match from an unrelated donor. This drops to a 37% chance for patients from minority ethnic backgrounds. It is a priority to address this imbalance to give every patient the best chance of finding their match.
If you are aged between 16-30, join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register today to be ready to save the life of someone with blood cancer.