A Special bone marrow recrtuiment day is being held in Banff and Buchan College next Wednesday (March 27) from 12noon-3pm.
Healthy members of the public aged between 16 and 30 and weighing over eight stone are being encouraged to attend and provide a specimen of saliva for the test.
And Anthony Nolan charity behind the scheme runs the UK bone marrow register. Every day it uses its register of donors to find matches for patients in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant.
But it can only find a match for half the people who need one. We need to grow our register of donors to make more matches and save more lives.
To join, you need to be between the ages of 16 and 30 and in good health. The charirty particularly needs young men as they are most likely to be chosen but only account for 11% of the register.
You can join online via www.anthonynolan.org/spit
Lynsey Dickson, regional recruitment manager said: “For people with blood cancer a transplant can give them a last chance of life. Signing up is simple, you just provide a small saliva sample and fill in a quick medical form. Ten minutes of your time could give a patient with blood cancer a lifesaving match.’
Anthony Nolan’s Aberdeen Marrow student group are holding an event tomorrow (Wednesday) at the RGU Union, 60 Schoolhilll, AB10 1JQ from 11-6.30.