HAVING the same tissue-type as another person means that you could help save their life by donating some of your blood stem cells to help cure a blood cancer.
According to Delete Blood Cancer, there are 285 people in Portsmouth registered with the charity to be on standby to donate some of their blood stem cells to someone who needs them for their survival.
But the charity said more people from Portsmouth are eligible to register and it is encouraging them to go on standby to save a life.
Deirdra Taylor, director of communications and donor relations at Delete Blood Cancer UK, said: ‘By putting yourself on standby to donate some of your blood stem cells to another person, you could give them a second chance of life.
‘Above all, you will now know that nobody, whose life you could have saved by donating some of your blood stem cells to them, will die because you aren’t registered.’
To find out more, visit deletebloodcancer.org.uk