Nadia and I were very pleased to be invited to the above mentioned Anthony Nolan event today in Parliament.
Mark Tami MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Stem Cells chaired the meeting, which saw various presentations given by Anthony Nolan, NHSBT, King’s College London as well as a patient’s view by a gentleman from Sri Lanka called Nilush, who had received a cord blood transplant.
The Health Secretary, Jane Ellison also found time to attend and she spoke for a few minutes touching upon, amongst other things, how “the health service has benefitted greatly from the bravery of people who have done something with their personal experience.” Nadia and I were pleased to hear Margot getting a lovely mention by her, as did ACLT who are now in their 20th year since setting up, following the diagnosis of Daniel de Gale.
Some lively debate & questioning of speakers followed; the group later moved on to a different room for a few drinks, again kindly hosted by Anthony Nolan.
Together, saving lives