Law student Sue Harris died in 1997, aged 34, despite a campaign in which thousands were screened in the hope of finding a bone marrow match to her rare tissue type. The Trust continues the work of her campaign, seeking to recruit stem cell donors, primarily those aged between 16 and 30 years old, who can provide a life-saving option for those suffering from leukaemia or a blood cancer.
On Mitzvah Day, around the world, thousands of people take part in hands on projects, without fundraising, to support charities and to build stronger communities.
This Sunday 27 November, Sue Harris Trust is leading such a charge by holding Donor Registration Events at the following locations:
Sue Harris Trust is working with Anthony Nolan, hence the reference to providing a spit sample. In the UK, you can also join the stem cell register by providing a cheek or blood sample (you only need to do ONE of the three!) Find out more by clicking here.
If you’re able to attend to sign up and join the register, please come along this Sunday, where you will be guided through the registration process.
Can’t make it ? Over 30 years of age ?
You may still be able to register in your own time, by ordering a DIY swab kit to come to you by post. Find out more on how to register online with DKMS UK here.
Together, saving lives
Sue Harris Trust have always been fantastic supporters of Team Margot, right from the outset, ever since Margot was diagnosed with blood cancer.
We continue to learn a great deal by working with & maintaining regular contact with the wonderful people at Sue Harris Trust, who have also financially donated in support of Team Margot Foundation and the work we do.
To find out more about Sue Harris Trust, please click here.
Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)