“Last year, my six-year old nephew Finley was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia. He urgently needed a blood stem cell transplant to survive."
I teamed up with DKMS, and we launched a campaign to find Finlay’s ‘genetic twin’ – a perfect stranger, whose genetic profile was identical to Finley’s. The proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’ who could give him a second chance at life.
You signed up in your thousands. And each one of you legends now sit on the UK’s aligned blood stem cell registry - each a potential lifesaver-in-waiting for someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder, in need of a transplant.
And Finley was one of them. He found his match and is now out of hospital and back at home, all thanks to his anonymous blood stem cell hero. We can’t thank this beautiful human being enough for doing something so selfless for someone they’ve never met.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, so we had an idea…
Join me on Tuesday 29 September, 19:00, as I host a LIVE virtual pub quiz, all in aid of DKMS.
We’re hoping to raise £5,000 for DKMS, which will pay for 125 people to register as potential blood stem cell donors. Every penny counts!
So get it in your diaries, tell your friends, and prepare to crack out the snacks… could you be crowned the ultimate quiz champion?”
To take part in Al Murray’s Bloody Big Pub Quiz, in aid of DKMS, you can donate and find the latest information.