Sharon Berger is 61, Jewish and has myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing blood cells. Her only hope of survival is a blood stem cell transplant. What can you possibly do to help?
We analyse the spit, and that tells us your tissue type – this information is then kept on the Anthony Nolan register. A Jewish person seeking a donor is more likely to
find a match from someone else who is also Jewish. If your tissue type matches that of Sharon or someone else with a blood cancer, you could save their life by donating stem cells (as with giving blood, they replenish themselves).
Giving a spit sample takes just a few seconds, but could mean you can give someone decades of life. Be a lifesaver. If you’re healthy and aged 16-30, please attend one of the recruitment drives below (please don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand). For those aged 31-49, please call 0208 342 8880 for information on where you can be tested.
Thursday 28 February 12pm-7.30pm
ASDA, Princess Road, Manchester M15 5AS
Sunday 3 March 10am-12.30pm
Finchley Synagogue, Kinloss Gardens, London N3 3DU
Sunday 3 March 3-6pm
GE Centre, Wilbraham Shul, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield M14 6JS
Campus screenings also in Birmingham, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds and London.
For further details call 020 8342 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those unable to attend a screening should visit www.anthonynolan.org and order a kit that will be sent to you by post.