October 13, 2008

College Teams Up in Bid to Find More Lifesaving Donors

POTENTIAL bone marrow donors are being sought to save the lives of leukaemia sufferers.

Leukaemia charity The Anthony Nolan Trust has teamed up with Gullane's Scottish Fire Services College to organise a public donor recruitment clinic.

College instructor, Stephen Brown, who donated marrow last year, said: "I am pleased to be able to use my position to encourage people to sign up to the register.

"I'm also happy to pass on my experience to anyone who is interested in joining. It's the fear of the unknown that can sometimes be a deterrent, but I can help separate the myths from the facts, and explain to people how worthwhile it is to become a donor. It's our pleasure to hold this clinic, and hopefully we will receive a good turnout."

The clinic will take place at the Scottish Fire Services College in Main Street, Gullane, on October 21 from 6pm to 8.30pm.

The Anthony Nolan Trust is also inviting would-be ghost hunters to raise money by taking part in a Fright Night fundraiser, spending the night at Lady Victoria Colliery near Newtongrange on November 21 and 22. Call 01506 655 361 for more details.

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