This week I attended an event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Stem Cell Transplantation, which is chaired by local Alyn and Deeside MP, Mark Tami MP. This event was designed to increase awareness of the need for people to sign up to the stem cell register to help save lives.
At the reception MPs were informed about the current state of the registry. This presentation is the annual report of the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry, which comprises the four aligned registers in the UK. Anthony Nolan, DKMS (UK), NHS Blood and Transplant, and the Welsh Blood Service. The report highlights the vital work undertaken in 2017 towards achieving the partners’ shared ambitions: recruiting stem cell donors to the aligned registers, banking umbilical cord blood donations, and providing donated stem cells to those in need of a lifesaving transplant. Read more “Stem Cell Register”