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Teens encouraged to donate bone marrow

Initiative aims to change demographic of donors

Teenagers on Island are being persuaded to donate their bone marrow.

Representatives from Anthony Nolan have presented their case to students at Ballerkermeen Sixth Form and the Isle of Man College this week. 

The charity helps save the lives of people with blood cancer and disorders by providing stem cell donations.

The idea is to level out its aging population of registered donors by encouraging 16-18 year-old males to agree to a transplant.

Alice Hirst is a UK regional development manager, she explains how a stranger could be the only route to a cure.

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