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Sign up for the chance to save a life

Birchwood Park employees aged between 16-30* are being offered the chance to save the life of someone with blood cancer.

They will be able to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register on Friday 7th December when The Centre hosts an event sponsored by global engineering company Wood.

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Wood business development manager Marcus Williams, who got a second chance of life thanks to stem cell donation after being given weeks to live, will explain the huge impact that the simple act of signing the register can have.

You can find out how easy – and painless! – it is to donate and become the potentially life-saving match needed for someone with blood cancer.

Young people are the most sought after donors because they provide better outcomes for patients and are less likely to have long-term health problems. Also urgently needed are donors from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds who are underrepresented on the register.

Northern European blood cancer patients have a 69% chance of getting a best possible donor match for their stem cell transplant. But this falls to 20% if you’re black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background. Click here to see eight ways that you could save a life.

*Over 30? You can save lives too! Anyone aged up to 55 and in general good health can become a potential blood stem cell donor. Please click here to find out more.

Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for more information about the great work Anthony Nolan does, and the many ways that you can help. In the meantime, here’s a quick video explaining what it means to join the register: