Tomorrow, on Saturday 14th March, please join me at the ACLT Donor Drive at Capital Xtra (Global Radio, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA).
Why Get Involved?
Less than 1% of the 800,000 donors on the UK registry are Caribbean, African or mixed race. Furthermore, there are no bone marrow registries in the Caribbean. UK donors are the key.
• There is currently a 1 in 100,000 chance of African Caribbean people finding a unrelated bone marrow donor match compared to 1 in 5 if they were White British.
• Currently there are over 21 million potential donors on the world bone marrow registries. In the UK; 0.4 per cent (68,400) are of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) heritage.
• Ethnic origin is important when matching donors and patients. Thousands of genes determine our bone marrow tissue types. They are inherited and relate to your ethnic groups. African-Caribbean people are genetically diverse, the greatest chance of finding a donor match within their own ethnic group.
• Currently less than one per cent of UK blood donors and organ donors are Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) heritage.
You can find out more information about ACLT at www.aclt.org .
Watch this short film to find out more information on the importance of registering…
Will I have to donate then and there?
No! But you will be signing up knowing that you will be able to potentially save someone’s life in the future.
Please come down and show support for an amazing cause! I look forward to seeing you there!
With Love from London,