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Male stem cell donors wanted

6th July 2011

Young men aged 18-30 are being urged to donate stem cells to save the lives of people with blood cancers like leukaemia.

The Anthony Nolan charity wants more than 10,000 young men to join its register. However, a survey has shown that while half of adults questioned said they would consider donating, many were confused about what it entailed. The register is used to match donors willing to donate stem cells or bone marrow to people who need lifesaving transplants and to join, potential donors need to complete a medical questionnaire and give a saliva sample.

 

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