Crouch End 4 Margot, part of Team Margot Foundation raising awareness of stem cell donation across Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate working in conjunction with Delete Blood Cancer UK in memory of inspirational 2 year old Margot Martini, who lost her fight with leukaemia on 27th October 2014.
The aim is to add new stem cell donors to the register to help save the lives of those who, like Margot and her family, never thought they would need a bone marrow transplant.
As part of this drive the team held 8 assemblies in local schools on the subject of stem cell donation reaching over 2,000 children, Swab. Save a Life event at Colerdige Primary School on Saturday 17th January which was opened by the Worshipful the Mayor, Cllr Kaushika Amin and covered by BBC London News and ITV London News as well as the Ham&High Broadway. The event saw 303 new registrations and over £5,100 raised for Delete Blood Cancer UK which will be used towards the £40 costs of processing each swab. This is in addition to 70 registrations at local businesses which are continuing to take place. Click here to see upcoming local events.
Those who wish to sign up will be registered with Delete Blood Cancer UK and their details will be added to the UK Stem Cell Registry which can be searched globally. In the UK there are over 2,000 patients currently waiting for a donor and 50% will never find one, and we are keen to increase both the pool and the diversity of donors. In the last two years only 135 people from Crouch End, 34 from Highgate and 72 from Muswell Hill have registered with Delete Blood Cancer UK.
The registration process is simple requiring only a 60 second swab of each cheek and the completion of a consent form.
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