It was an advert asking people to register as stem cell donors. Every 18 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer. 70% of patients who require a stem cell donation fail to find matches within their family, so rely on generous strangers.
For many blood cancer patients a stem cell donation is their only chance of survival. Currently, only half of the people diagnosed find a matching donor.
So how can you help? By registering yourself as a donor you allow DKMS to keep a record of your details in their database and if you are matched up to a patient, you will be contacted and asked if you would like to donate.
2 Key Questions
1. How do I register
2. How do I donate
There are two ways to donate. The first is through your blood, and the second (less common) method is collecting bone marrow through your hip
For more information please check out Delete Blood Cancer. I've registered myself and the process is so easy. Your body will replenish and stem cells collected within 2-3days. I think it's amazing that we have a natural cure to this horrible cancer inside all of us.
Do something amazing today. Register now
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