Sixth form students at Trinity Catholic College have signed up to be potential lifesavers as part of a campaign to educate young people about blood, organ, and stem cell donation.
An amazing 67 lifesaving students joined the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register at an event in the college on 31/3/17, following a presentation on the importance of donating.
Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant.
Several members of the 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 by Anthony Nolan which prompted the students to register. Head of Sixth Form, Nic Smith said: “We are overwhelmed by the support from our students and very proud of each and every one of them for registering.”
All of the sixth form students have been educated about lifesaving donation and if those that registered are found to be a match, they could go on to save the life of a blood cancer patient.
Lynsey Dickson, Regional Recruitment Development Manager at Anthony Nolan, said: “Trinity Catholic College gave us fantastic support. There are lots of myths about donation and we aim to dispel those and encourage more people to join the donor register. We’re really grateful to the schools and colleges who give us the opportunity to do that.”
To find out more about the education programme and stem cell donation, please visit https://www.anthonynolan.org/