THE Anthony Nolan charity, which is the UK's most successful bone marrow register, wants to attract donors from Huddersfield.
The charity has launched its first ever week-long campaign today, aimed specifically at young men aged 18 to 40, who make the best type of donors.
People from Yorkshire and Humberside appear to have a real lack of understanding about the lifesaving process of donating bone marrow; a charitable act that could actually save someone's life, but few sign up as donors.
Now the charity is calling on 'British blokes' to come forward, sign up and show everyone just what they're made of by potentially helping to save lives.
Many people admitted to not knowing what was involved in bone marrow donation, which might be putting them off joining the register.
In reality, the process of joining a bone marrow register at one of the charity's clinics, takes around 30 minutes and includes giving a small sample of blood. No further tests are required until Anthony Nolan identifies a potential match.
Adrian Chiles, TV presenter, said: "There are thousands of people out there whose lives could be saved by a bone marrow transplant, so it's hard to think of many reasons why you couldn't come forward."
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