You Could Help Save Lives At Uni… Here’s How

You may have already heard about the blood charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan, but what you probably didn’t know is that they have groups of students called Marrow at over 40 universities in the UK that help carry out their lifesaving work.

 

I joined their Leeds Marrow branch last year and it’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve done during my time at university.

If you haven’t heard of the charity before, their aim is to recruit people – between the ages of 16 and 30 – to the stem cell/bone marrow register, giving people with blood cancers like leukaemia a second chance at life. They were also involved with the campaign that saw Gareth Bale pose for a selfie with a pair of pants on his head. (more…)

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California Dreaming: Batkid

When not studying or working I try to spend some of my time volunteering for a group that encourages people to join the stem cell/bone marrow register, in doing so giving hope to blood and bone cancer sufferers in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant.

 

So, when I saw the story of a young boy in San Francisco, now known as ‘Batkid‘ all over the world I was a little moved.

 

Batman with his new crime-fighting partner, Miles (Batkid) in San Francisco (Image from Associated Press)
Batman with his new crime-fighting partner, Miles in San Francisco (Image from Associated Press)

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