Residents in Banbury have been praised by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, which has seen 1634 people register as stem cell donors in the past 12 months. To mark ‘Blood Cancer Awareness Month’ this September, Victoria Prentis MP collected a certificate on behalf of all those people from Banbury that have donated stem cells at a reception on Wednesday 12 September in Westminster.

The achievement is being celebrated by Anthony Nolan as part of its Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign – which shines a spotlight on the vital work being done at a local level to ensure every patient in need of a stem cell transplant can find a lifesaving donor.

Victoria said: “I’m really pleased so many of my constituents have got involved with Anthony Nolan’s work. Donating stem cells is straightforward but it could make an enormous difference to someone with no other chance of a cure. I hope that more people from our community will be inspired to sign up.”

Henny Braund, Chief Executive of Anthony Nolan, said: “Since 1974 thousands of caring, selfless people have joined the Anthony Nolan register and thousands of lives have been saved as a result.

This Blood Cancer Awareness Month residents can be proud of all the lifesavers in your community. It’s wonderful to have the support of North Oxfordshire in achieving our goal of saving and improving the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders.”


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