Anthony Nolan Registration Day

16/07/2012

Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Everday the charity matches remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

The Jersey Friends of Anthony Nolan are holding a registration day on Friday 20th July at St Helier Town Hall between 12.30 and 3pm and would welcome your support.

This is the 3rd time that registrations have been held here in Jersey, and there has always been a good uptake.

The first registration day in 2008 was heavily supported by the local rugby community who teamed up with Channel television to advertise the event at the first pre-season match staged between a JRA XV and Jersey Rugby Club. There was particular focus at the time as Tim Hicklin (ex-Quennevais player) had just been lucky enough to find a suitable donor.

Channel television had chosen Anthony Nolan in 2008 as its headline charity, and Hannah Collier contacted the rugby community as it has been identified that statistically, fit males between the ages of 18 - 40 very often are the most successful donors.

100 people registered in the first session that year and a further 350 across three sessions in 2009.

This will be the first time that the Friends are able to sign up registrants using a saliva sample, a new technique that has been trialled in other parts of the UK, and having not held a session for 3 years, they are hopeful of a good turnout again.

A recent success story is that of Jack Le Brun who joined the register in 2008 and who has just returned from the UK having donated blood stem cells to a young cancer sufferer who was only 24.

Please consider registering to become a potential donor and maybe you could be a lifesaver too.

Attached is a pdf poster to download that advertises the event.

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