Two months ago, 14-year-old Daniel from Newry, Northern Ireland, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, after experiencing back and neck pain and undergoing a series of blood tests. Ever since, Daniel’s been in hospital receiving aggressive chemotherapy treatment in Belfast.
Now, doctors have told Daniel that his last chance of survival is a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. We’re teaming up with Daniel’s family to appeal to people aged between 16-30 to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.
We’re especially keen to encourage young men to join the register. Why? Because they provide more than half of all lifesaving stem cell transplants needed to save blood cancer patients, but despite this, they only make up for 18% of the register.
If you’re aged between 16-30 you can give Daniel, and others like him, hope for a second chance of life by joining the stem cell register.
Signing up to register will only take a few minutes, but it has the power to save someone like Daniel’s life. If you’re aged 16-30 and in good health, you can join the register now.
And if you know any young men between the same age, please encourage them to join too. Let’s #DoItForDaniel.
You can also help give patients like Daniel the best possible chance of life by donating money below.
A gift of £5 a month helps build a stem cell register that gives everyone the best chance of survival.
A gift of £10 a month helps lifesaving transplants to happen – giving as many people like Daniel as possible a second chance of life.
A gift of £15 a month could help pay for our umbilical cord collection programme – making little lifesavers of babies only minutes old!
£15 goes a long way to helping our scientists conduct ground-breaking research that will save lives over the next 50 years.
£40 could sign up a new lifesaving stem cell donor who could go on to save a life like Daniel's.
£90 could pay for three hours of invaluable support from a post-transplant nurse for patients and families.