Gosport MP urges people to register their blood stem cells to save lives

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AN MP is urging people to donate blood stem cells to save lives.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has got behind the campaign by the charity Delete Blood Cancer UK in a bid to recruit donors to the blood stem cell register.

She said: ‘Registering online as a potential blood stem cell donor only takes a few minutes, but it could lead to you giving decades to someone else.’

In the UK there are around 1,800 people with blood cancer searching for someone with a matching tissue type who could help save their life.

Around 9,000 people in the Portsmouth area are registered. Go to deletebloodcancer.org.uk.