Are you of mixed Italian-Irish ancestry? If so, this could be your chance to save a life

Via my son Geoff, who lost his own mixed-ancestry wife to leukemia. Mixed ancestry donors are in particular demand.

If you think you may be able to help, contact the Anthony Nolan organisation at https://www.anthonynolan.org/ (age range 16 – 30), or, in the UK, US, Germany, or Poland (age range 18 – 55), https://www.dkms.org/en. Being tested is ust a matter of giving a cheek swab. If you are a match, donating marrow is minor, and can save a life.

And if you’re not Irish-Italian, you re less likely to be able to help Nicole, but there will be plenty of others that you could help.

Over to you

About Paul Braterman

Science writer, former chemistry professor; committee member British Centre for Science Education; board member and science adviser Scottish Secular Society; former member editorial board, Origins of Life, and associate, NASA Astrobiology Insitute; first popsci book, From Stars to Stalagmites 2012

Posted on July 25, 2016, in Health and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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