The UK's blood cancer charity and bone marrow register helps saves lives and it all starts with spit or a little bit of blood. ABC Selfstore in Camden had a super (hero) day raising funds for this great cause by dressing up as their heroes and baking lots of yummy cakes.
Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential bone marrow donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
They need more men aged 16–30 to sign up as they are underrepresented on the register. Young men make up only 15% of our register but are far more likely to be chosen to donate by transplant centres and provide nearly half of all donations.
Young people are also most likely to be chosen to donate as they are less likely to have longterm health problems which might delay or prevent donation.
They urgently need people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to sign up, as they’re underrepresented on our register.