On Saturday Croud hosted a stem cell donor drive to support Race Against Blood Cancer and the people of Shrewsbury did not disappoint.
[/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”7355″][text_output]It was a wet and windy day in the Shire and Croud flung open the doors to its offices and welcomed the people of Shrewsbury in abundance and offered them a cup of Starbucks coffee and home-baked cake (for a small fee for fundraising).
Men, women and children of all ages arrived steadily throughout the morning and Croud team members helped them through the eligibility checking, cheek swabbing and form filling process quickly and efficiently. Alex Morrison the Engagement Team Leader from Race Against Blood Cancer was very impressed with the organisation of the event and was thrilled with the 63 sign ups that were processed throughout the morning. Vicki Archer from BBC Radio Shropshire came long to register as a stem cell donor and recorded her donation experience and then broadcasted it on her daily drive-time slot on Monday 8th Feb. Listen to her experience by clicking this link and listening from 2:41 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ghp02#play
Race Against Blood Cancer is a charity that aims to give every single blood cancer patient an equal chance of finding a suitable stem cell donor match. All donations help them create awareness of the disease and the urgent need for donor registrations, particularly from ethnic minorities. Each swab costs £40 to process and by selling refreshments and holding a lucky number competition, Croud was able to raise over £250 on Saturday, which Croud will be match funding, meaning over £500 will be donated to RABC as a result of the donor drive.
Hosting the donor drive was easy, so if you think your company or organisation could help to add more potential life savers to the international donor register then get in touch with Lucy Baumgartner at Race Against Blood Cancer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a donor drive event pack and provide you with all the support you need to host a successful event.
You have the power to save a life and it is so simple. Sign up for a home swabbing kit by requesting one online – http://www.raceagainstbloodcancer.com/join/. It takes just two minutes to swab![/text_output][x_video_embed type=”16:9″]
On a personal level I am so pleased that Croud supported this event and I am still hoping a match for my former colleague and friend will be found one day.
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