My colleague Lynne is doing the dryathlon in aid of MDS + promoting stem cell donation
See Lynne's fundraising page at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LynneLidster
I’m doing the Cancer Research Dryathlon for January – which will mean a dry birthday and a dry long weekend in Prague! That’s no hardship though compared to the life limiting, threatening or ending battle that people diagnosed with cancer face. I’d like to use this opportunity to raise money for MDS UK on behalf of my colleague, Glyn Jones, who was diagnosed with MDS (a rare blood cancer) last year. Glyn and his family are now facing this battle with MDS with regular blood transfusions, chemotherapy and hopefully a stem cell transplant in 2015. MDS UK supports people and families after diagnosis and through treatment.
If you aren’t able to donate any money, perhaps you can save someone with blood cancer’s life by registering as a stem cell donor. You can find out more at this website http://www.deletebloodcancer.org.uk/en
You don’t have to be a family member to be the right match for someone.
You can easily check out whether you are able to register (basically under 55 and in good health) and a swab test to collect cells from your mouth will be posted to you. 90% of stem cell transplants are done through blood donation alone – you can find out all the details from the website.
Finally, if you can’t donate or register then perhaps you could repost or tweet to spread the word.