For those with blood cancer, a stem cell transfer could be their last chance. Help us find a #Match4Maggie and so many other loved ones around the world.
Our beautiful Maggie Banyard has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, her brother Billy is not a match, so it’s a numbers game looking for a near ‘perfect match’ from a distant relative or complete stranger from the international stem cell registry. It could be anyone – regardless of gender, blood type etc. It could be you. To give Maggie – and all the other blood cancer patients in desperate need – the best chance of finding their match we urgently need to get thousands more people on that database.
The Banyard Family
How YOU CAN HELp
For UK and US Residents – REGISTER for a free swab test
It takes one minute to fill out an online form to check your eligibility and register for a free swab kit. The UK takes donors ages 18 – 55 & the US 18-40.
For AUS and NZ Residents – BOOK an APPOINTMENT to donate blood
Check your eligibility and book a blood donation appointment. Australia and New Zealand take donations from healthy 18-35 adults. Made sure you ask to join the Bone Marrow Donor Registry at your appointment.
Take a selfie
We’d love you to send a selfie of you with your swab stick or at you blood donation appointment to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be building an artwork for Maggie from the pixel photos we get from all you.
sign the petition
Sign the Ur the Cure & the Australian Marrow Match petition to bring back cheek swabs in Australia.
If you fall outside of the criteria for becoming a donor because of age or any other reason, you can help by donating money. It costs £40 to add each potential lifesaver to the global registry so whatever you can give will make a difference.
share the mission
Use your global network to grow the global database.
stem cell donation
In 90% of cases this involves ‘giving blood’, much as you would as a blood donor. You’ll be in and out of the collection centre within a day. In 10% of cases the stem cells need to be extracted directly from the hip bone by inserting a needle into the bone under a general anaesthetic. This would involve a night in hospital, but NO scalpels are involved! Either way, it’s a simple risk-free procedure that will directly save someone’s life.
did you know?
Did you know that 1/3 of blood donations help people with cancer?
Young men make particularly important donors – as they often weigh more, they literally have more to give. Ethnic diversity is also important as patients are more likely to find a match with a donor from the same ethnic background.
30% of patients find a match within their family. 70% need to find an unrelated donor through the Donor Registry
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