Could you save a six-year-old boy from leukaemia? A stem cell donation clinic is on campus today
Warwick Marrow will be based at the SU atrium, Oculus foyer and Maths & Stats building all day
Warwick Marrow, a student charity, are currently working to find stem cell donors for six-year-old Marley, and forty-one year old mother, Meena.
Warwick Marrow work to find stem cell matches with people living with blood cancers such as leukaemia. A transplant from a healthy donor is often the last chance for a patients survival.
Six-year-old Marley was diagnosed with life-threatening aplastic anaemia and is seeking a stem cell match. His family are desperately appealing for people to join the stem cell donor register, as this is Marley’s only hope of a cure.
Meena, a mother to twins, was diagnosed with leukaemia at the start of this year. Her chance of survival depends upon a stem cell transplant from a healthy donor.
Meena’s British-Indian background means her search for a match is even more difficult. Her chances of finding a healthy donor is 49 per cent less likely. The register is desperately in need of more donors from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Although these two individuals have their own unique stories, they are brought together by a desperate need to find their stem cell donor match. Their families are urging for people to join the stem cell register.
To help, all you need to do is provide a cheek swab and sign up. Warwick Marrow will be based in the SU atrium, Oculus foyer and Maths & Stats building from 10am-6pm today.