Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, joined Parliamentary colleagues to celebrate the number of people who are registered as stem cell donors.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Stem Cell Transplantation, supported by blood cancer charity and stem cell register Anthony Nolan, held the event to mark the progress made by the transplant community in the past year.
“It’s great to have this opportunity to celebrate the achievements made in the fight against blood cancer and I am delighted that Ellesmere Port and Neston already has 738 people who have selflessly volunteered to give someone a second chance at life. Donating stem cells is straightforward but it could make an enormous difference to someone with no other chance of a cure.
“I hope that more local people will be inspired to sign up and show that together, we can provide a cure for blood cancer. To find out more about joining the stem cell donor register visit www.anthonynolan.org”
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. The charity uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to patients in need of stem cell transplants. It also carries out pioneering research to increase stem cell transplant success, and supports patients through their transplant journeys. Every day Anthony Nolan gives three people a second chance at life.