Big thanks to Belfast City Council for confirming today that, after tomorrow's parkrun, #TimPageFitForLife can use one of the rooms in Victoria Park Pavilion to enable people to register as prospective stem cell donors with Delete Blood Cancer.
Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. For many blood cancer patients, a stem cell donation is their only chance of survival, but around 50% of patients never find the match they need. The more donors that sign up, the more lives can be saved.
To register as a potential stem cell donor, you must be
- 17-55 years old
- in good general health
- willing to donate to any person in need
If you meet these requirements, you can complete a consent form & swab the inside of your cheeks to collect cells to be sent off for analysis.
For more information on signing up with Delete Blood Cancer, call into the Pavilion from 09.45 and you speak with one of the team.
There's a good video on donation here.