Alfie can’t wait for Christmas! However, the situation five years ago was very different, when his family was fearful they would never find the anonymous stem cell donor they needed to save his life.
£40 made all the difference. That’s how much it costs to register one potential blood stem cell donor – in this case, Christin, Alfie’s very own Secret Santa.
Thanks to the selflessness of Christin, and the generosity of the supporter whose financial donation helped register her as a lifesaver, Alfie received the gift of life.
We need more financial donations to help us grow our register, so that for every person like Alfie, who needs a blood stem cell donation, there is a matching donor, like Christin.
The registration costs include analysis of a potential blood stem cell donor’s tissue using sophisticated technology, to ensure that we can offer the optimal genetic match for someone in need to give them the best opportunity for a second chance of life.
This Christmas there are over 2,000 people in the UK looking for a blood stem cell donor. Just like Alfie, they want to spend many more Christmases with their loved ones.
Can you help give them the ultimate gift?