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19 November 2013

Players attending charity event to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors

First team players Matt Baudry and Gary Sawyer will be present at Loughton Leisure Centre on Thursday to support the appeal for lifesaving bone marrow donors.


Leyton Orient's club partner Loughton Leisure Centre are hosting a stem cell recruitment day on Thursday 21 November from 15:00-19:00 in a bid to find lifesaving donors for those suffering with blood cancers.


The testing day has been organised by Everyone Active employees at Loughton Leisure Centre in support of their colleague Chris Spencer, who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant through the Anthony Nolan stem cell charity after being diagnosed with leukaemia in June 2013.


Anyone aged 16-30 and in good health can become a donor. It’s simple and easy to register – participants just need to drop into Loughton Leisure Centre on the day, fill in a short medical form and provide a saliva sample. Once registered, donors will remain on the register until the age of 60.


“Anthony Nolan is a truly worthwhile cause. We’re only too pleased to host a recruitment day to help support their invaluable work”, says Everyone Active General Manager Laura Woodford. “For thousands of people with blood cancers such as leukaemia, their only hope of survival is a donation of healthy stem cells. We’re giving the public the opportunity to see whether they’re a match. You never know, you could be someone’s hero or heroine, so please come along to Everyone Active on the 21st and register.”


There is no need to book in advance: simply turn up on the day to register while the players will be in attendance from 3pm until 4pm. For more information, contact the centre on 01992 564574 or visit www.everyoneactive.com.


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