Next partners with stem cell transplant charity Anthony Nolan
Next has embarked on a two-year partnership with stem cell transplant charity Anthony Nolan.
The charity will work with Unity at Next, the employee network group for cultural and ethnic diversity, to raise awareness of and diversify the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register.
Founded in 1974, Anthony Nolan created the world’s first stem cell register, which it uses to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer and blood disorder patients in need of stem cell transplants.
Unity at Next will also be working with Anthony Nolan to help sign up more individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds to the stem cell register by holding donor recruitment events at the Next head office in Leicester.
“It’s disheartening to see that fewer patients from ethnic minorities who need a stem cell transplant have a stem cell donor already on the register — this health inequality is really concerning. Working together with Anthony Nolan we have a chance to make a real difference and save more lives. This collaboration fills us with anticipation and hope for a brighter future.”
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