Young men need to be lifesavers and sign Anthony Nolan register

Young men in Lincolnshire are being urged to sign up to a blood stem cell or bone marrow register.

It’s a potentially lifesaving move but statistics revealed by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan reveal that 46 per cent of young men from the East Midlands could not be encouraged to sign for any reason.
There are 3,226 from Lincolnshire on the Anthony Nolan register and 20 have gone on to donate.

A poll found that over half (54 per cent) of East Midlands men consider themselves to be an “average man” and one in six (14 per cent) young men consider the average man to be “apathetic”.
The findings have been released to cast light on the attitudes of young men aged 16-30 and encourage more of them to sign up to the Anthony Nolan Register.

The charity’s campaign, March of the Men, shows that every young man is unique, and it’s their one of a kind DNA that could save someone’s life.
Men aged 16-30 are three-and-a-half times more likely to be chosen as a stem cell donor than average. However, they make up only 15 per cent of Anthony Nolan’s register.

To join the register, all people have to do is fill out a form and provide a saliva sample. If they are a match for someone, donating involves a straightforward outpatient procedure, and 90 per cent of the time the process is similar to giving blood.
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