3 June 2016
3rd June 2016
A massive thanks to Simon Cooper and his family for making their mark this World Blood Cancer Day!
Simon’s daughter Emilie was diagnosed with ALL in February 2015 and was told she needed a blood stem cell donation to give her the best chance of survival. Fortunately, Emilie’s sister Charlie was a 100% match for her and was able to donate her blood stem cells in July last year. Emilie’s progress since receiving her donation has been excellent and she has recently returned to work full-time.
This year, Simon and the family decided to raise awareness of blood stem cell donation on World Blood Cancer Day, which happened to coincide with their annual trip to the Rugby Premiership Final. They all wore t-shirts with a brief line about the positive impact Emilie’s blood stem cell donation had had on each of them. They had a fantastic response from fellow rugby fans and encouraged hundreds of people to register as potential blood stem cell donors!