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No Problem Star requires donor. Can you help?

November 1, 2006 by  

Actor Malcolm Fredricks suffers from a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma called Mantle Cell LymphomaTV & theatre actor Malcolm Fredricks suffers from a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma called Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He requires a Bone Marrow transplant to cure him of this aggressive cancer and you can help.

The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) is running another of their highly successful Donor Clinics on Wednesday 1st November, Time 3pm till 7pm at Holbeach Primary School, Doggett Road, Catford, London SE6 4QB. ACLT have been signing up potential donors from African Caribbean and Mixed parentage backgrounds on the Bone Marrow Donors register to help sufferers from African Caribbean ethnic groups whose genetic makeup require donors from the same background.

Due to the efforts of Beverly De Gale and Orin Lewis who began the charity in 1996 as a way of increasing the chances of Beverly’s son Daniel finding a suitable donor, the number of registered donors increased from 550 to approximately 2500 in the first 11 months of its existence. This was done via clinics such as the one open today where people are asked to come and give blood and register on the primary register of Donors operated by the Anthony Nolan Trust.

The ACLT runs donor clinics up and down the UK regularly to register people so keep checking their website or here at Bambooo for regular updates.

To learn more about the ACLT see visit their website www.aclt.org

To learn why donors of different backgrounds are required see here

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