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Join The Bone Marrow Register And Help Save Lives August 28, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity, Events.
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The Anthony Nolan Trust is calling on the people of Liverpool, aged 18 – 40, to help save lives and join the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register on 3 September at a special clinic hosted by the Liverpool Echo.

The recruitment drive will be filmed for Noel Edmond’s new show ‘Noel’s HQ’, which launches on SKY1 on 14 September. A celebrity face will be drumming up support in Liverpool city centre throughout the day, encouraging people to come to the clinic which will be held between 4pm – 7pm.

Noel Edmonds hopes that the clinic will help children like Ella & Sam Wright, 7 & 4, brother and sister from Southport, who both have a rare genetic condition and desperately need a bone marrow donor to survive.

Their mum, Sally, said:

“Words can’t describe how happy we would be to find a suitable match for Ella and Sam. Our children are so young; they don’t really know what’s going on. All we do is hope that people hearing our story will step forward to help not only Ella and Sam, but also the thousands of other people who are waiting in hope. Every single person who joins the Anthony Nolan Trust’s register has the potential to save a life. It could be you.”

Noel Edmonds was inspired to help raise awareness of the need for more donors, by 26 year old Adrian Sudbury, who recently lost his battle with leukaemia. Adrian, a former University of Liverpool student, bravely campaigned to boost the number of donors on The Anthony Nolan bone marrow register.

For the 16,000 people worldwide desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant, including Ella & Sam, a bone marrow donor whose tissue type matches their own could mean the difference between life and death. This is a real call to action for people in Liverpool – we need as many healthy people aged between 18-40 to come forward and join the register.

The clinic takes place in the Atrium at Liverpool Echo, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB from 4-7pm

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