September 3, 2008
Clinic Set Up at ECHO for Potential Lifesavers
A SPECIAL bone marrow clinic to recruit potential donors is being held in the ECHO'S atrium today.
Between 4pm and 7pm, the Anthony Nolan Trust was due to sign up volunteer lifesavers.Pop star Liz McClarnon spent the day scouring the city streets to recruit them in Liverpool today as part of a new SKY1 programme celebrating random acts of kindness.
The clinic has been inspired by the plight of Southport children Ella and Sam Wright who desperately need a bone marrow transplant and the recent death of campaigning reporter Adrian Sudbury who worked at the ECHO'S sister paper, the Hudders-field Examiner.
Potential donors need to be aged between 18 and 40 and in good health.
Donors who are male or from ethnic minorities are in short supply.
You can also join the register by calling 0901 8822234 for an information pack.
Log on to wwwanthonynolan.org.uk/in the UK or www.bmdw.org/to find bone marrow registers worldwide.
For those aged between 40 and 44 you can join The British Bone Marrow Registry on 0845 771 1711.
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