October 16, 2016

Early indications show spike in number of new potential donors

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Team Margot Ten Miler 2016

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Click here to watch & listen to "Light The Way" & hear it on Spotify & other music streaming platforms

Click here to watch & listen to “Light The Way”, a ballad written by EUTC students, Grace Hynds & Daniella Bernard, inspired by Margot.  A Team Margot & Elstree University Technical College (EUTC) Production. Hear it on Spotify & other music streaming platforms. Register online. Then SHARE & encourage ‘Just One More’ to do the same. Thank you.

I’m only now finding time to catch my breath following a frenetic couple of weeks, which has seen some wonderfully positive awareness & recruitment activity, to mark our Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day earlier this month.

This year, we are seeking to refocus efforts and are calling upon 1.1 million new potential stem cell donors to join the registers. Anthony Nolan was the first bone marrow registry – not just in the UK, but in the world – and it has taken over 40 years to see the registry get to where it is today. Our wish is to see the size and potency of the combined UK registers DOUBLE & we are hopeful & optimistic that this will be achieved and much sooner than 2056 !

Team Margot appeared on the iconic Piccadilly Lights on 7 October 2016

Team Margot appeared on the iconic Piccadilly Lights on 7 October 2016

Whilst it’s far too early to properly understand & quantify the positive social impact that Team Margot is making, early indications & feedback from the various UK registers point to a spike in the number of new potential bone marrow donors joining the registers during the course of the last week.

The Danish Stem Cell Registry at Skejby Hospital in Aarhus named 7 October, "Margot's Day".

The Danish Stem Cell Registry at Skejby Hospital in Aarhus named 7 October, “Margot’s Day”.

Well done to EVERYONE involved ! and THANK YOU. And when we say everyone, we don’t just mean the fantastic organisers and our wonderful army of Team Margot volunteers, but also to each and every one of you who has followed, liked or shared our posts & gone on to tell someone about the work Team Margot is doing, in your own time and in your own way.

Thank you to DKMS & all our volunteers who manned the Mobile Promotions Kiosks in Kings Cross, Paddington & Charing Cross stations on 7 October

Thank you to DKMS & all our volunteers who manned the Mobile Promotions Kiosks in Kings Cross, Paddington & Charing Cross stations on 7 October

Because YOU might be the only one who can save a life – either directly or indirectly, simply by virtue of shining light upon an otherwise dark area of knowledge and understanding.

Please click on the photographs in this post where indicated, to link through for more on what has been going on.

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Roadside Billboards appearing around the UK

Special thank you’s to Anthony Nolan, DKMS UK, NHS Blood and Transplant and the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry for all your support, inputs and ongoing co-operation – without you and the great work you do, nothing would happen. We feel very proud to be working with you and alongside other organisations & families like WMDA, The Danish Bone Marrow Registry, The Karaiskakio Foundation in Cyprus, Be The Match, Gift Of Life & DKMS US, The Carribean Bone Marrow Registry, ACLT, DKMS Poland and Match4Lara, amongst others.

Donor Registration Event in Lomza, Poland

Donor Registration Event in Lomza, Poland

Thank you.

Newspaper print & online advertising campaign

National Newspaper print & online advertising

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KidZania London event for 650 people, including families from Great Ormond Street Hospital, Shooting Stars Chase Hospice Momentum

KidZania London event for 650 people, including families from Great Ormond Street Hospital, Shooting Stars Chase Hospice & Momentum

Donor Recruitment Event, Brooklyn Park, New York, USA

Donor Registration Event, Brooklyn Park, New York, USA

Regional & National TV news coverage

National & Regional TV & Radio news coverage – click photo above to watch & listen

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Donor Registration Event, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)

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