Craig shares details of how you can support World Cancer Day and Anthony Nolan and how you too can assist with research and support
Every 14 minutes someone in the UK finds out they have blood cancer. And we all know someone who has been affected by the horrific disease that is cancer. With five member of my family lost to it, including my Father, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the issue and tell you how we can all help. This World Cancer Day on 4th February, the guys from Anthony Nolan are doing their bit and you can too.
In 1971, Anthony Nolan was born with a rare condition called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. The only cure was a bone marrow transplant. But none of his family were a match, and a transplant using bone marrow from an unrelated donor had never succeeded. There was no system to find matching unrelated donors, either. Sadly, Anthony died.
This gave Anthony’s mother, Shirley, an idea: to start a bone marrow register to connect unrelated donors with people like her son, who desperately needed a transplant. View Post