Victoria used this week’s Mayor’s Question Time to secure Boris’ support in the fight against blood cancer. Working with Team Margot and Delete Blood Cancer, Victoria asked the Mayor if he would support a registration day to encourage City Hall employees to become stem cell donors.
Someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma every 20 minutes. Many blood cancers are curable if a suitable blood stem cell donor can be found in time, but with 8,500 know tissue characteristics that can occur in millions of combinations, finding a match can be as difficult as winning the lottery.
Speaking shortly after Mayor’s Question Time, Victoria Borwick said, “It’s tragic that seventy people a day in the UK are told they have blood cancer and as many as half never find their life saving tissue match. Our actions can save people’s lives. I encourage every Londoner to sign up with Delete Blood Cancer as a stem cell donor.”