At Saturday’s Nathaniel MG Cup Final, International charity DKMS and local campaigners #Marrow4Marley will be teaming up to give all supporters a chance at saving the life of someone with blood cancer.
Marrow for Marley is a campaign set up in aid of six-year old Marley Nicholls who has recently been diagnosed with a rare condition called Aplastic Anaemia. Only around 30-40 children in the UK are diagnosed with this condition per year and without a bone marrow transplant the condition will be fatal.
Marley is a very special, fun-loving little boy and has captured the hearts of everyone who’s been touched by his story. This is obvious from the fact people have flocked in their thousands to be swabbed in the hope that they are a potential donor.
On Saturday, Marrow for Marley will be welcoming anyone aged 17-55 to be swabbed to see if they are Marley’s match. (Please note that people with certain autoimmune and blood diseases are not able to be donors – information about this can be found at www.dkms.org.uk/with-marley)
The swabbing station will be in operation in the clubhouse bar throughout the afternoon, and then inside the ground near the Barry Road entrance from approx. 18:00 onwards.
The swab stations will remain open until 9pm. The process of signing up as a donor takes 6 – 8 minutes. That’s under 10 minutes to find out if you can save a special little boy's life.
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