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Appeal to add to the 1,100 bone marrow donors in Warrington North
3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in News
AN MP has donned her crusading cape as part of a campaign to add to the 1000+ on the bone marrow register in north Warrington.
The Anthony Nolan charity is looking for more people to sign up for the register and has produced a map of people across the UK.
In Warrington North, 1,100 people are willing to donate their stem cells, or bone marrow, to save the life of a stranger in the battle against blood cancer. The average across the country is 796.
Warrington North MP, Helen Jones, has joined the fight against blood cancer in this superhero pose for the Warrington Guardian.
She said: “I have 1,120 heroes on the register here in Warrington North. That puts us in 84th place out of 650 constituencies.
“The challenge continues and it would be great to move up that ‘league table’.
“That’s why I’m hunting for more crusaders to sign up, so we can fight blood cancer together.
“It is something truly heroic to give a stranger a second chance at life. This is why I’m proud to champion this cause with my constituents.
“ The charity says it can currently only find a match for around half of those who come to them in desperate need, and they still urgently need more people to come forward."
To join the Anthony Nolan register you must be aged 16 to 30 and in good health. It involves filling out a simple online form and spitting into a tube.