Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer

Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A CHARITY music night will be held in the Gild Hall in Formby to raise awareness of blood cancer and also fundraise for the Anthony Nolan Charity.

The event is being organised by StemCellScousers and will see performances by The Country Folk, Folk Routes, Formby Uke 3A and One Eyed Crow.

There will also be a raffle and auction.

It will take place on September 9 and tickets can be purchased by emailing: kevindunne2@googlemail.com

The pandemic has caused a huge drop in new stem cell donor registrations throughout the UK.

The stem cell charity DKMS UK carried out a data analysis of 10 UK city regions for the year 2021. The Liverpool City Region saw a huge 54% drop in new donors compared to 2020.

Reshna Radiven, head of Communications and Engagement at DKMSUK said “This is deeply worrying. We have witnessed a huge decrease in registrations since the pandemic took hold. With only one in four people finding a match within their family, thousands of blood cancer patients rely on the kindness of a stranger for a chance of survival

“We urgently need more people to come forward and register, because the more people we have on the blood stem cell register, the more chance there is of our patients finding that perfect match. By signing up you could be giving someone a second chance at life.”



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