Here’s how to write to your local MP & Councillors

Please write / email your local MP & Councillors and ask them to support the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion.

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• Find the name and contact details of :

• Explain why this cause is important to you – feel free to use / adapt / copy and paste the letter below or indeed write something that is more relevant to you.

• Complete the sections in bold font below and send.

Thank you.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives


Dear Your MP / Councillors Name

I am writing to you as my [MP / Councillor] to ask you to support the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ethnicity, Transfusion and Transplantation.  This subject is extremely important to me because [enter your personal involvement]

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The charity, Team Margot Foundation is Secretariat for the abovementioned APPG (see:, which published the inquiry report “Where are our nation’s donors?” in the House of Commons on 4 December 2023.

The report says that LIVES ARE BEING LOST because of a lack of ethnic minority and mixed heritage donors. The publication of the report follows an inquiry held by Officers of the APPG – Sarah Olney MP, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Rt Hon. Mark Tami MP – in 2023. The inquiry received 54 pieces of written evidence and held two oral evidence sessions with expert witnesses.

The report says that the UK’s ethnic minority and mixed heritage population face a double whammy of inequity as they are more likely to need donors due to conditions which disproportionately affect them, such as sickle cell and kidney disease, but less likely to find well-matched donors on the blood, stem cell and organ donor registers. This is particularly true for patients in need of stem cell transplants for the treatment of blood cancer, where matched tissue type (most often found in donors from a similar ethnic background) is critical to successful outcomes.

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I would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to join this All-Party Parliamentary Group and support its work. I would also be delighted to meet you in person and discuss the issue which is so vitally important in ensuring that the NHS is able to support all UK citizens, irrespective of their ethnicity.

Every successful donation is family tragedy averted.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely

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Your address (needed to show that you live in the constituency)

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