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2008-09-12 12:00:35

HEALTH SECRETARY Alan Johnson was today opening the UK's first combined stem cell research centre and bank. The Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre in Nottingham is being hailed as a lifeline for those suffering blood diseases, such as leukaemia. The ground-breaking technology has already been used to save British leukaemia sufferers like four-year-old Eva Winston-Hart. Eva struggled to find a suitable bone marrow donor for her life- threatening condition, but was saved by an anonymous...

2008-09-01 21:00:33

By JM Brown CORRESPONDENT Even though chemotherapy often leaves her weak, Michelle Maykin is armed with a powerful weapon whenever she sets out to convince potential donors to join a national bone marrow registry -- her beaming face. "It makes a difference when you can say, 'Here's Michelle. She's sick and needs a donor,'" the 26-year-old said during a recent drive at UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium. "If they don't see the bald head, they don't realize I'm the patient." Since...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By Eric Kurhi In the driver's seat of his miniature orange NASCAR-style racer, little Stephon Cinsear Williams is hell on wheels. The 3- 1/2 -year-old owned the outdoor pathways in front of his apartment in the Hayward foothills, ramming through plastic toys and nearly running over his mother's toes. "He's getting into everything," said Nicole Williams, 24. "He's just been so happy to be back from the hospital." The boy, who goes by the name Cinsear, just came back Monday after his...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

By Joe Lane David Weaving is urging people to sign up to help leukaemia sufferer Henry Scot-Simmonds. Describing his own experiences as a stem cell donor, the British Gas worker from Fiddler's Green in Cheltenham said the process was painless and straightforward. The 30-year-old said: "After being on the register for 11 years, I was slightly nervous when they called to say they had found a suitable match. "But being a donor is far easier than I imagined, and the whole procedure was...

2008-07-15 18:00:31

PASSENGERS flying with a budget airline are being encouraged to donate their loose change to help recruit life-saving donors for a leading charity. Leukaemia charity the Anthony Nolan Trust has teamed up with easyJet to help save hundreds of lives throughout Europe. The airline has already raised GBP 1.3 million with its in- flight collections, enabling the charity to recruit around 18,000 new life-saving donors to its bone marrow register. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK)....

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