UCL Marrow: Give a spit - save a life
13 October 2011
UCL Marrow is the student branch of Anthony Nolan.
Chris Bricogne of UCL Marrow, explained: "There are many myths surrounding bone marrow donation which have led to a shortage of potential donors on the bone marrow register. At present, over 1,600 people in the UK are waiting for their match to join the register. This is a cause very close to home at UCL - a popular member of staff here who fell ill with leukaemia recently received a bone marrow donation. We at UCL Marrow want to provide every student with the opportunity to learn the facts about donation, join the bone marrow register and potentially save a life."
A bone marrow transplant is often the last hope for a person suffering
from leukaemia or other serious blood disorders. For a successful
bone marrow transplant, a very close tissue-type match is needed. UCL
Marrow are therefore encouraging as many people as possible to join the
register to increase the likelihood that everyone who needs a transplant
can get one.