DKMS – Together Against Blood Cancer
Written by Clay on November 9, 2017
We caught up with Aimee Mann to talk about this important cause. Listen:
Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and some 2,000 people are looking for a potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donor each year. DKMS are a global charity that has more than 7.5 million potential donors registered and have given more than 64,000 people second chances of life.
There are several people here in Harbury, some of whom are connected with our school, and many more of us who have friends and family living with blood cancer.
The DKMS worldwide search for new donors continues as many people are still not able to find the matching donor they need and as it is a cause close to our hearts, we will be running an event with them here in Harbury on the 11th of November.
The event will be held at the Tom Hauley Room, between 2.30 – 4.30pm. We will be raising money to help them continue their amazing work selling teas, coffee’s, homebaked cakes and sweets. DKMS will also be raising awareness of stem cell donations, providing the opportunity for people to join the register if they wish to. (Registering is really easy – just complete a form and provide a saliva swab before you eat any cake!)
If you would like to find out more about this, or are interested in joining the register then we would love to see you on November 11th. Each one of us has the potential to make a real difference to someone’s life so we really hope to see you.
For more information please see https://www.dkms.org.uk/en