MSP proud to support lifesaving Anthony Nolan/SFRS Partnership

I was proud to support the lifesaving Anthony Nolan and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Partnership in Parliament last week.

Good to catch up with Ally Boyle and Andy Watt again and to meet Cameron who is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s 100th stem cell donor.

There are 9,490 potential donors on the register in the Highlands and Islands.

Donors give blood cancer patients a second chance of life and the Partnership urgently needs to sign up more donors aged 16-30.

Young male donors are much more likely to be selected by transplant centres and Anthony Nolan’s research has shown that the younger the donor, the better the patient’s chance of survival.

A diverse range of ethnic backgrounds among stem cell donors will help make sure everyone has the best chance of surviving blood cancer.