Lewes MP, Maria Caulfield, has backed calls for Government action on blood cancer after the blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, revealed one in three transplant patients die within their a year of their treatment.
The charity also revealed that one in eight patients that are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant do not find a donor, and praised the vital contribution of selfless individuals who donate their stem cells and bone marrow.
In the next five years, over 11,000 people with blood cancer or a blood disorder will depend upon a stem cell transplant from a stranger. Anthony Nolan’s Destination Cure campaign aims to save the lives of each of these people, by calling for more investment into the donor register, more pioneering research, and better post-transplant care.
Maria commented; “I want to thank Anthony Nolan for all the great work they do in drawing attention to the serious issue of blood cancer.
It is important that we encourage people to register as a donor and continue the vital research into all types of cancer including blood cancer.”