Fareham Leisure Centre holding bone marrow donor day after colleague Chris Spencer diagnosed with leukaemia

Daily Echo: Leisure centre's plea for donors after colleague diagnosed with leukaemia Leisure centre's plea for donors after colleague diagnosed with leukaemia

STAFF at a Hampshire leisure centre are holding a stem cell recruitment day to support one of their colleagues.

Workers at Fareham Leisure centre want potentially life-saving bone marrow donors to drop in on Wednesday.

The initiative comes after one of their colleagues, Chris Spencer, recently underwent a bone marrow transplant through the Anthony Nolan stem cell charity after being diagnosed with leukaemia in June 2013.

Participants need to be aged between 16 and 30 and be in good health to become a donor.

General manager Ryan Grant said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting a recruitment day to raise awareness and help support Anthony Nolan’s invaluable work.

“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.”

The event runs from 4.30pm to 8pm at Fareham Leisure Centre. Call 01329 233652 for more information.

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