Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form students help make blood stem cell donations a success.
Near 120 donors stepped forward to make donations for the Anthony Nolan Trust on 16th November, 78 of them from the Newquay Tretherras Sixth form.
The event, co-ordinated by local Police Inspector, Dave Meredith, who has been a member for 15 years, saw willing volunteers aged 16 to 30, provide saliva samples to go on a donor register which one day may provide a match for a person suffering from blood cancer.
Inspector Meredith commented, ‘I am delighted with the support that Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form students have shown. Their support has made the day a fantastic success and potentially saved someone life.’
Mr Andy Booth, Lead Co-ordinator of the Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form added, ‘We were very pleased to support the trust and amazed by the response from our students. We look forward to supporting the cause next year.’
The Newquay Tretherras Facebook page received a message from a former student Julian Lugg who recently has been diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Julian commented, ‘As a former student who left 1986, with successful A Levels, I was amazed and delighted to see you running a session for the Anthony Nolan trust. I have been diagnosed with Leukaemia and need a stem cell transplant myself. So although your young men and women probably won’t help me, there is someone in my position who could benefit in the years to come.’