What are you doing tomorrow lunchtime?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/NE10000001505/

  • Are you on campus?
  • Aged 18–40?
  • In good health?
  • Weigh over 8 stone?*
  • Permanently residing in the UK?

If so then you have no excuse not to come to the Students’ Union and join the national register of potential bone marrow donors.

you do provide a match for someone you will be asked to donate some of
your blood stem cells. They can be collected either from the bone
marrow or from the peripheral blood.

Bone Marrow Donation

  • 2-night stay in a special hospital
  • Harvest from the pelvic bone under general anaesthetic
  • One week recuperation

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation

  • Injection of drug to boost blood stem cell production over 5-day period
  • One or two collections over consecutive days
  • Each collection lasts 4–5 hours
  • Drug can produce flu-like symptoms
  • No recuperation suggested

What can Bone Marrow Donation Treat?

  • Leukemia
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Breast cancer
  • Auto-immune disorders

*If you don’t there’s probably a charity to raise awareness of and money for your problem too!

One Response to “What are you doing tomorrow lunchtime?”
  1. dave says:

    Hey there,
    Cool Blog, I hope you get plenty of people to join the register.
    Have a look at http://www.cupclub.co.uk and see if you can come up with a
    submission of your own. It can be used to raise publicity for whatever
    you want, or just for fun.

    Keep up the good work.


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