University researcher makes life saving stem cell donation

Researcher Nick Lewis has given a second chance at life to someone with a blood cancer or disorder, after making a stem cell donation arranged by charity Anthony Nolan. 

Nick, a researcher with the Countryside and Community Research Institute based at the University of Gloucestershire, had been registered with charity Anthony Nolan as a potential donor for 20 years. 

But because the chances of finding a complete match aren’t high – of 900,000 potential donors on the register, just 450 donated last year– he had never been called upon to provide a donation. 

Earlier this year, Nick discovered for the first time that he was a match for a man who required a transplant, which if successful could be their last chance for survival. You can read more about this story on the University website.

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