Sheffield Marrow took part in Marrow's annual Hero Week, a campaign highlighting that anyone can be a hero by signing up to the stem cell register.
By collaborating with other societies and sports teams to inform students how they could sign up to be a hero, they managed to recruit an incredible 316 potential lifesavers to the stem cell register - enough to statistically save three lives - achieving the highest sign-up number of any Marrow group nationally! They also raised an amazing £569.70 to support the work of Anthony Nolan.
Not heard of them? Sheffield Marrow is a student society run across both Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. They are also a branch of the national charity Anthony Nolan.
The society volunteers with Anthony Nolan to encourage people aged 16-30 to sign up to the stem cell register, helping to saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a lifesaving transplant but don't have a match within their own family.
If you sign up, there is a 1 in 100 chance that you will be a match for someone in your lifetime and, if you are that match, in the majority of cases donating your stem cells is very similar to donating blood.
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