North Norfolk MP thanks hundreds of potential stem cell donors in constituency

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Norman Lamb has joined with charity Anthony Nolan to thank the hundreds of people in North Norfolk who have registered with the charity as stem cell donors. The figure places the constituency in the top 10pc of the UK in terms of the number of potential lifesavers registered.

In total, 645,000 people in the UK are on the register, any of whom could be a match for someone with blood cancer and asked to donate their stem cells to give a patient a second chance.

Mr Lamb is now encouraging more people from North Norfolk, particularly men aged 16-30 and people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, to register. He said: 'Donating stem cells is straightforward but it could make an enormous difference to someone with no other chance of a cure. I strongly hope more people from North Norfolk will be inspired to sign up and show together, our communities can provide a cure for blood cancer.'