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2010-05-05 06:00:00

OTTAWA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - DNA Genotek, a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, today announced that The Anthony Nolan Trust, the UK's largest bone marrow donor registry, has selected Oragene DNA for a pilot project aimed at increasing donor recruitment. Bone marrow donor registries, also known as HLA registries, use HLA DNA testing to match leukemia patients with prospective donors. The pilot project will determine if donor...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

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...

2008-10-12 00:00:30

By laura stuart-cook Tributes have flooded into www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk for leukaemia sufferer Wayne Edges, who died just days after being told a bone marrow transplant had been a success. As reported, Wayne (41) was given the transplant in May, after an emotional plea to Grimsby Telegraph readers by his daughter Rebecca Riley (16), from Cleethorpes, to help find a potentially life- saving bone marrow match. Following her appeal, 58 people signed up for a special donor clinic held at...

2008-10-04 18:00:24

SHE stared death in the face, yet refused to die. And tomorrow marks a milestone for recovered cancer sufferer Paula Boustead. It is six years to the day that she had her bone marrow transplant as she battled leukaemia. To celebrate she is helping other cancer patients as she enters the Great North Run to raise money for the organisation that helped her. Paula, who now fronts the Chronicle's Maggie's campaign, feared the worst, but her devoted friends refused to let her die. They...

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...

2008-09-12 12:00:34

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT THE first bank to store umbilical cord blood for use in both stem cell transplants and research opened yesterday. Patients UK-wide suffering life-threatening illnesses such as leukaemia will benefit from the GBP1.4m centre at Nottingham Trent University. A cord blood bank was due to launch in Scotland in April 2007, but it has been delayed and is now due to open by next April. Traditionally, blood disorders such as leukaemia have been treated...

2008-09-03 18:00:41

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...

2008-08-18 00:00:38

Leukaemia survivor Georgina Mawle is urging people to help save Henry Scot-Simmonds' life. Georgina celebrated getting two C grades in her A-Levels on Thursday despite suffering from the disease for five years. The 19-year-old, who goes to Chipping Campden School, attended lessons in between bouts of chemotherapy, operations to stem internal bleeding and a bone marrow transplant. Now she is calling for people to sign up as bone marrow donors to help Henry, from Cheltenham. He was...

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...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

Little Alishba Qamer is waiting for a miracle, for someone to save her life, after doctors gave her just two months to live in May. The eight-month-old girl, who lives in Saltley, Birmingham, suffers from a rare bone disorder called malignant infantile osteopetrosis, which is a hereditary condition that affects one in 500,000 babies. Her parents, Qamer and Shakeela Javed, were devastated when doctors told them of their daughter's plight. The disorder is causing irreversible damage to...


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