Friday Media Group gave staff the opportunity to learn all about the Blood Stem Cell Registry recently at a special event hosted by Delete Blood Cancer UK.
On 17th September, Delete Blood Cancer UK came in to explain how the Blood Stem Cell Registry works. During the day 37 staff members signed up to the registry by filling out a simple form and giving a cheek swab.
Caroline Portlock from Delete Blood Cancer UK spent the day at Friday Media Group’s head office in Sayers Common, West Sussex, and helped these members of staff go through the registration process.
“Everyone who registers as a potential blood stem cell donor increases the chances of those with blood cancer finding a lifesaving match,” she said. “Signing up is easy so it has been great to spend time at Friday Media Group to spread the word, and give people the chance to help.”
As a company the Friday Media Group is doing all it can to publicise the importance of people going through this simple sign up process, ensuring the global registry keeps growing. Thanks to the registry, people who suffer from blood cancer have a better chance of finding a blood stem cell donor, which could potentially save their life.
Internally we have an ongoing campaign to support Delete Blood Cancer UK. Margot Jaeger, an Account Manager at Friday Media Group, donated stem cells a few years ago to save the life of a sufferer of blood cancer, and she is now aiming to encourage more people to sign up to the blood stem cell register. See Margot’s story here.
Friday Media Group’s own charitable foundation, the Friday Media Group Foundation is driving her campaign forward, and is now working directly with Delete Blood Cancer UK to raise awareness of the blood stem cell registry.
Thousands of people with blood cancer need a blood stem cell donation to stay alive. The blood stem cell registry will be searched to find someone with a matching tissue-type who could donate some of their blood stem cells to them. Unfortunately less than half of these searches will be successful.
Visit Margot’s Total Giving Page http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/deletebloodcancer