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Sheffield Marrow is a student branch of Anthony Nolan, a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer through running the largest stem cell register in the UK. The register is in place to match individuals willing to donate their stem cells with people with blood cancer or a blood disorder in need of a lifesaving transplant. 75% will not find a match within their family and rely on unrelated donors, but not enough people are on the register to ensure everyone can find a match. Once on the register, there is a 1 in 100 chance you will be a match someone in need of a transplant.
Our main goals are to:
· Raise awareness and debunk myths about the stem cell register
· Recruit people aged 16-30 onto the register to potentially donate their stem cells
· Hold fundraising events for Anthony Nolan
We run recruitment clinics around Sheffield in many different places, and at all sorts of events. 1 in 100 people we sign up go on to donate, which is why volunteering with us is so rewarding.
Meet lovely volunteers
We save lives
We have a lot of fun
Super flexible, do as much or as little as you like
Great experience to put on your CV, certificates provided
Gain transferrable skills, confidence approaching and speaking to people
Part of a network of >60 Marrow groups
Exciting fundraising events eg. marathons, hikes, bar crawls
We are a friendly group of students coming together for a truly fulfilling purpose. We don't require you to commit a certain number of hours/week/term/year, and are here to support you for however much time you want to give!
Become a Marrow Volunteer
Help out at clinics and/or fundraising events. To sign people up to the stem cell register you will receive training, and it serves a good opportunity to improve your confidence and communication skills when talking to colleagues/patients. + it looks GREAT on your CV and to talk about in interviews.
Join the stem cell register yourself!
All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.
A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students' Union.
It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.