About York Marrow
York Marrow is a one of 50 student-run organisations across the country that works closely with the charity Anthony Nolan to help save the lives of people with blood cancer. Our committee and team of volunteers run regular donor recruitment events around campus and the city to recruit potential donors to the stem cell register in the hopes of finding a life-saving match for those in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. Alongside these recruitment events, York Marrow tries to raise money and awareness of Anthony Nolan's lifesaving work through fundraising events and collaborations, as well as attending national and regional conferences to improve our contribution to this work. We hope that, through this work and the work of the other marrow groups nationwide, we can continue to recruit the one in four people that go on to donate stem cells and potentially save someone's life.
We run regular events throughout the year that we need volunteers to help run! For more information on getting involved, please email [email protected], or visit our facebook page: York Marrow.
To be able to run regular events we need as many volunteers as possible! It can be as much or as little commitment as you like, from the occasional volunteer to a member of our committee, but we are always looking for some more hands to be able to sign up more people throughout the year. If you cannot spare much time, why not attend one of our events as a volunteer helping to take the swabs and forms in, or consider doing your sponsored run/event for Anthony Nolan (please contact us so we can put you on our just giving page!)? Any time you can give is greatly appreciated!
If you haven't volunteered with us before, don't worry! It is very easy and we can train you on the day. However, we do run volunteering training sessions throughout the year to give a broader overview and so would be grateful if you could attend if able.