Sixth form students have signed up to be potential lifesavers as part of The Hero Project – an Anthony Nolan campaign that aims to educate 16-18 year olds about blood, organ, and stem cell donation.
27 lifesaving students joined the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register at a recruitment event that took place in college on Thursday 22 February. The event was led by Carol Olley from the charity with the assistance of some Y13 students who were a great help and a credit to our college. This followed a presentation from The Hero Project earlier in the month which educated students about life saving donation.
Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant. If those on the register are found to be a match, they could go on to save the life of a blood cancer patient.
Several members of our college community have been affected by serious blood disorders and have a personal interest in the work of the charity. They shared their experiences as part of the initial presentation, which prompted the students to sign up.
Anthony Nolan has visited Sixth Form twice in the last year. Since March 2017, 94 of our students in total, have signed up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register. We are extremely proud of them for registering as potential lifesavers – each and every one is a true hero!
To find out more about the education programme and stem cell donation, please visit https://www.anthonynolan.org/how-we-help/education-hero-project