Last week, the BBC reported on a DNA study (published by the journal ‘Nature’) of Britons which reveals that genetically, there isn’t a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
On average, there’s only a 50% chance that many of them will find a matching blood stem cell donor – not great odds when you’re hoping for a second chance at life ! – and yet the ‘1 in 2’ odds are positively upbeat when you consider the ‘1 in 5’ chance of finding your match if you happen to be from an ethnic minority or if you are mixed race, as was Margot.
Team Margot campaigns for more people to join the stem cell register. Simply put, the larger the register and the more diverse the register becomes, the greater the chances are of patients in need finding their ‘perfect match’.
Ineligible ? Already registered ? Then, please encourage Just One More person to do the same.
Together, saving lives