Leeds students shortlisted for national charity award

Leeds University students have been shortlisted for an award at the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards 2013 for their lifesaving work.


The Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards recognise outstanding individuals who have contributed to the blood cancer charity over the last year.

Volunteering group Leeds Marrow recruit young healthy donors to Anthony Nolan’s bone marrow register. Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential bone marrow donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

Over the last year, Leeds Marrow has held 27 recruitment events and recruited over 2,000 new donors to the register. For every 100 people who have been recruited by Marrow volunteers, one has gone on to donate bone marrow to a stranger in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

Henny Braund, Chief Executive at Anthony Nolan, says, “Recruiting two thousand people as bone marrow donors is a remarkable accomplishment and we’re delighted to announce that Leeds Marrow has been shortlisted for this award. Leeds students have been campaigning tirelessly to raise awareness about the need for donors and their efforts will help us save many lives in the future.”

The awards ceremony takes place on 4th November in the House of Commons and winners will be announced at the event.

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