MP urging young men to join donor register

NORTH Tyneside MP Mary Glindon is urging young men in the borough to help those suffering from bone cancer by signing up to a register.

Last month the government announced that £4m was to be spent on stem cell services and the MP has promised to find ten 18 to 30-year-old men to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.

Mrs Glindon said “The Anthony Nolan charity tells me that there’s a major shortfall of donors on the bone marrow register and that they can only find a matching donor for half those in desperate need of life-saving transplants.

“I shall alert local groups and others in the hope that young men will volunteer to donate their blood stem cells.”

For more information about registering, contact Mary Glindon at Suites 1 & 2, Salisbury House, 2 Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6EH, on (0191) 234 2493 or at mary.glindon.mp@parliament.uk

The MP added: “It won’t take long to help but it could give a long life to someone.”