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20 September 2012

Attendance at registration clinic exceeds expectations

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Anthony Nolan registration clinic at Sixfields on Thursday evening. 

The turnout was fantastic, with a large number of new people now on the Anthony Nolan register. 

The Cobblers and Anthony Nolan are working together to support local resident Claire Evans, whose father has been diagnosed with leukaemia and needs an urgent bone marrow transplant to save his life. 

Jenner Mackay-James, regional recruitment manager for Anthony Nolan, adds, “There are over 450,000 donors on the Anthony Nolan register, but we can still only find matches for around half the people who come to us in need. We particularly want young men aged 18-30 to sign up as they are the most likely to be chosen to donate, so the Northampton Town FC fans are the perfect target!” 

The Cobblers have supported Anthony Nolan since 'Matt’s Match', a campaign to find a bone marrow donor for 15-year-old local boy Matt Herbert, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009. The Cobblers held a similar recruitment drive as part of the campaign, which saw over 1,000 new donors sign up to the Anthony Nolan register.  

You can still sign up if you are not yet on the register: Anyone wishing to join the register will simply need to fill in a short application form and provide a small saliva sample.

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