Every year in the UK, around 2,000 blood cancer patients require a stem cell donor to save their life – but too often a donor isn’t available or can’t be found quickly enough. The odds are particularly low for patients from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.
There are already 537 incredible lifesavers on the stem cell donor register in Bolton South East. This is a fantastic achievement, but I know we can do better. There is an urgent need for more young men aged 16-30 to sign up, and for more people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.
You can learn more about donating blood at https://www.blood.co.uk/
You can give blood in Bolton at regular sessions at the Swaminaryan Temple on 161 Deane Road, BL3 5AH; the Bridge Conference Centre on 109 Bradford Street, BL2 1JX and Brookfield Hall in Westhoughton on Peel Street, BL5 3SP. To find out details of when and where the next sessions are, please click here.