Blood cancer charity seeks local person to lead campaign in Liverpool

With over ten thousand people from Liverpool already having registered with them as potential blood stem cell donors, the blood cancer charity DKMS is looking for someone from Liverpool to help them to recruit more. DKMS is setting up a volunteer group in Liverpool to develop, organize and deliver events that will raise awareness of the importance of registering as a blood stem cell donor, recruit potential blood stem cell donors, and fundraise to register more. They are seeking a volunteer who will lead the Liverpool group.

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The importance of the group is underscored by the fact that someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer in the UK every 20 minutes, and for many, a blood stem cell donation is their only chance of survival. Unfortunately, many don’t find a matching donor but this will change if more people register as potential blood stem cell donors as the pool of people available on standby to donate will be greater. The Liverpool volunteer group will be striving to recruit many more potential lifesavers in Liverpool.

Speaking about the role, Shafia Begam, Head of Volunteering at DKMS, said:  “We’re looking for enthusiastic and good communicators, who love organising events and enjoy working with others. Above all, we are looking for people who have a passion for saving lives.”

If you are interested in the role and would like to know more, you can find out more by emailing Shafia at shafia.begam@dkms.org.uk

You can also register in five minutes online and request a cheek swab kit that will enable you to do your own tissue test to go on the database to maybe one day become a blood stem cell donor through the DKMS website:www.dkms.org.uk

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