Campaign for more ethnic minority Bone Marrow Donors comes to Bristol

Communication Workers Union (CWU) in conjunction with the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) are holding a special screening session for prospective bone marrow donors on 3rd February 2007. It will be running from 10.30-3.30pm at the Novotel Hotel in Victoria Street, Bristol and is open to all members of the public.

Registration to become a donor is so simple; all you need to do is give a small sample of blood- which can be over and done with in 10 minutes. 10 minutes of your time give save a person’s life!

This is the second screening session organised by the Communication Workers Union- the first session at the BT Centre, St Pauls, London was very successful.

The desperate shortage of bone marrow donors, especially from ethnic minority backgrounds, was highlighted after Quadrant member and Race Advisory Committee member Cyril Onyejekwe was diagnosed with the early stages of leukaemia and told he needs a bone marrow transplant.

CWU members were concerned to hear of the shortage of donors and the plight of many sufferers unable to find a bone marrow match and are now determined to do want they can to help increase the number of bone marrow donors.

National Equality Officer Michèle Emerson said “I am happy to say that I am on the National bone marrow register and would encourage as many people as possible to give serious consideration to doing likewise so that we can maximise the chances of people fighting and recovering from Leukaemia and other related illnesses”.

CWU are subsequently finalising plans for more screening session over the coming months, and are also in discussions with Royal Mail and other organisations where CWU members are employed.

Region: All
Venue: Novotel
Venue Address: Victoria Street, Bristol
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