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CHS Students Join Lifesaving Anthony Nolan Register

Over thirty Post 16 students from Congleton High signed up to be part of the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donation Register this half term after the charity presented an assembly on the lifesaving work they undertake and how young people aged 16-30 can be part of this. After hearing about the Register, the students were keen to be able to offer someone the chance of a brighter future. A simple cheek swab was all it took to join the potentially life changing worldwide database.

Registering with the charity means that whenever a patient with blood cancer or a blood disorder needs a lifesaving stem cell transplant, the Anthony Nolan team can search for someone who is a genetic match for the patient. Nine of out of ten people donate their stem cells via the bloodstream in a straightforward process called peripheral blood stem cell collection. Anyone between 16 and 30 and in good health can sign up to the Anthony Nolan Register (and stay on it until they turn 60).

To find out more about the work of the Anthony Nolan charity, click here

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