Stu­dent group cel­e­brates 20 years of help­ing with Mar­row

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Vol­un­teers at the Univer­sity of Bath are cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of stu­dents help­ing to save lives. Mar­row, the An­thony Nolan Bone Mar­row Trust’s stu­dent vol­un­teer net­work, has regis­tered 931 po­ten­tial stem cell donors from the univer­sity. Over the next year it will hold fundrais­ing and donor re­cruit­ment events as part of a year-long cel­e­bra­tion to raise aware­ness of the need to re­cruit more stem cell donors to fight blood can­cer. Nele Gew­ert, a sec­ond year stu­dent is pres­i­dent of Bath Mar­row. She said be­ing part of the group had had a huge im­pact on her, adding: “I have rarely wit­nessed such ded­i­ca­tion and pas­sion in a stu­dent group and am proud to be part of a com­mu­nity that fu­els this pas­sion. “Mar­row’s 20th year is very ex­cit­ing be­cause in cel­e­bra­tion of what we stand for, we aim to raise more aware­ness and funds, re­cruit more donors, and pass our pas­sion on to more stu­dents. “We want to ex­tend a mas­sive thank you to ev­ery sin­gle life­saver that has signed up to the regis­ter at our var­i­ous re­cruit­ment events over the past twenty years or sup­ported Bath Mar­row’s fundrais­ing ef­forts.” Mar­row be­gan in 1998 when a stu­dent at the Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham heard about a friend who needed a bone mar­row trans­plant. He or­gan­ised a re­cruit­ment drive on cam­pus to get fel­low stu­dents to join the bone mar­row regis­ter. Find out more about Mar­row Groups at www.an­tho­nynolan. org/mar­row or Face­book/twit­ter. If you are 16-30 and in good health you can regis­ter on­line at www.an­tho­nynolan.org/join

Stu­dents from Bath Mar­row are hop­ing to re­cruit more donors over the next year

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