Please join us in Dunfermline Kingsgate Centre on 14th July (Saturday), for 10 minutes of your time. You can, via a simple cheek swab and form, be put on a stem cell donar list and become a potential life saver! Its so simple to do and with a local boy (my beautiful son) Michael Gartshore in need of this treatment, the charity DKMS is getting involved in our area to make this registration process even easier by bringing it to you!
We will be found inside the town opposite M&S in a unit.
We plan to have some goodies from local shops to raffle off and all money will go straight to the charity DKMS to help them with the costs of processing and analysing swabs/forms. Heres some «good to know» info straight from DKMS website…
For many people with a blood cancer or blood disorder a donation from a matching blood stem cell donor is their best chance of survival.
Although the donation method used in 90% of blood stem cell donations, Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) collection, looks similar to blood donation, blood stem cell donation is different from giving blood. With blood stem cell donation, only stem cells are donated, not blood and matches are determined by tissue type, not blood group.
It is rare to find matching donors, so you may never be called upon at all. There is a 4-5% chance of being someone's match in the next 10 years.
Your blood stem cells will completely replenish themselves within 2-4 weeks of the collection.
Even though there are over 27 million people on the worldwide register, this isn’t enough. Many people in the UK still can't find a suitable matching donor.