What we’re all about
Leeds Marrow is a student-run branch of the Anthony Nolan charity. Throughout the year, we run events every week in halls and around campus where we sign people onto the stem cell register. We also run lots of fundraisers too!
For people with leukemia and other blood cancers, a stem cell transplant can often be their last chance & it can be lifesaving for them.
They first look to their family members for a donor but unfortunately, 70% do not have a match in their family. Therefore, they need complete strangers on the Anthony Nolan register to be a lifesaving match for them.
At the moment, only 60% of people are able to find a match and this reduces to 20% if the person is from an ethnic minority background. To increase these chances of finding a match, we need more people on the register, so come along to one of our events and join!
Fancy helping out?
Email us or join our 'Leeds Marrow Volunteers' page on Facebook to find out more about volunteering. We are always looking for volunteers and run lots of training sessions and socials throughout the year. It super flexible and looks great on your CV too!