This Saturday (18th June) the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukemia Trust) will be holding their first donation recruitment drive for the year at the Choice FM head offices in Leicester Square. This is a particularly important drive as they are actively working to find life saving matched donors for a number of sufferers.
There are two sufferers who are in need of an urgent transplant to survive. These people are:
3 year old Kye Carpenter-Mark was diagnosed with an adult form of leukaemia (AML, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) in 2010. He has suffered a relapse of the cancer and MUST receive a bone marrow transplant from an un-related donor to save his life.
53 year old Denise Gayle, diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma last year and has suffered 2 relapses of the disease. Once again Denise needs a life saving bone marrow transplant or she will not beat the disease.
In both cases Kye and Denise are of mixed race heritage (Caribbean and White British) there are no matches on the world registers and so it is vital that the community at large responds in great numbers to save their lives.
To register as a potential bone marrow donor simply requires you to complete a short application form and to provide a small saliva sample. If you ever go on to match a patient you will donate bone marrow cells (fluid) in a very simple procedure.
Venue: Saturday 18th June. Time: 11am till 4pm. Choice FM Studios, Capital Building, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA.
30 minutes of your time could save a life!
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