Transplant survivor inspires bone marrow donor registration drive in Hornchurch

Posted: February 8, 2015 at 4:45 am

12:00 07 February 2015

Abdullah Moallim

Chris Spencer survived a debilitating disease thanks to a bone marrow transplant facilitated by the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity

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The general manager of a sports centre, who owes his life to a bone marrow transplant, has urged young men to sign up to be future donors.

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Chris Spencer, 49, who works at the Everyone Active Sports Centre in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, hosted a bone marrow recruitment event to give potential donors the chance to join the Anthony Nolan register.

Chris developed myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2013 and required a lifesaving bone marrow transplant.

The transplant was arranged by Anthony Nolan and now Chris is keen to raise awareness.

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