THE charity Anthony Nolan is searching for more local heroes to join its bone marrow register in the fight against blood cancer.
Championed by local MP David Mundell, the search is well underway.
The charity has revealed in David’s Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale constituency there are more than 700 selfless people willing to donate their stem cells, or bone marrow, to save the life of a stranger.
More than 525,000 people are currently on the Anthony Nolan register and the average per constituency is 796.
The blood cancer charity has been saving lives for four decades by matching people willing to donate their bone marrow to patients in desperate need of a transplant.
But the charity can currently only find a match for around half of those who to come to it in desperate need.
“There are 724 heroes on the register here, but the challenge continues,” said the MP backing the campaign.
“Anthony Nolan is looking for more donors to sign up, so we can fight blood cancer together.
“It is something truly heroic to give a stranger a second chance at life. This is why I’m proud to champion this cause and encourage my constituents to get involved.”
Find out more on the Anthony Nolan website.