'In January, my 22 year old brother Nick was diagnosed with hepatosplenic t cell lymphoma and started chemotherapy within days of diagnosis. Once chemo is complete, he may require a stem cell transplant, which will most likely have to come from a complete stranger. As his sister I have only a 25% chance of being a match. This is where you can help (for free)! The Anthony Nolan Trust find compatible donors and the initial matching is done by just spitting in a cup with actual donation being similar to giving blood. Signing up takes minutes on The Anthony Nolan Trust Website for under 30s and DKMS for over 30s. Young men aged between 16-30 are particularly in demand. By signing up you have the potential to save a life as there are always people needing a donor.”
Nick is a previously super fit 22 year old cyclist with a great future ahead of him, just like many of our climbers. His mum has launched a facebook donation page linked below which has more info about Nick and his situation:
Facebook pays all the processing fees, so 100% of donations go directly to the charity.
Find out more about the Anthony Nolan Trust, and the bone marrow donor register at https://www.anthonynolan.org