Friday, 14 May 2010

City donor event in memory of Joel Picker-Spence


The mother of a six-year-old boy who died from leukaemia is appealing for more people in Nottinghamshire to join the bone marrow register.

Ann Marie Spence is organising a bone marrow testing session at Nottingham's Council House in memory of her son Joel.The event, which she has organised with the help of the Anthony Nolan Trust, is to take place on Wednesday, 2 June 2010, between 2.00pm and 7.00pm.

Joel Picker Spence died of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2008 having first being diagnosed with the disease in January 2005.

Although a donor match was eventually found, it was too late for Joel and he died before he reached his seventh birthday.

BBC Radio Nottingham is supporting the event which hopes to raise awareness of bone marrow donation and encourage more people to join the bone marrow donor register.

If you are aged between 18 and 40 and you are in good health, then you are invited to attend "Join for Joel". All you'll need to do is fill in a form and spit in a tube.

For more information visit the Join For Joel website.

No comments: