CALLING ALL STAFF, SIXTH FORMERS AND PARENTS

CALLING ALL STAFF, SIXTH FORMERS AND PARENTS

WE are proudly supporting the campaign to find a bone marrow donor for one of OUR former students Omar Bartholomew.

Omar was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia in July 2016 and his family has been told that he will need a blood stem cell (bone marrow) transplant to save his life. Sadly, the world registers have been checked and there are currently no matching donors. ACLT, Anthony Nolan, DKMS charities are working with Omar’s family in an attempt to find Omar’s donor.

On Friday 7th July during PSD, sixth formers will be having a presentation from the ACLT charity about signing up to the bone marrow register.

There will be an opportunity for students, staff and parents to sign up from 10am – 12pm in the Walthamstow Site Courtyard.

They are looking for potential donors from ALL ethnicities and ALL ages.

Please support this event this Friday even if you would like more information on what it is all about.

 

About ACLT

ACLT raise awareness on the urgent need for stem cell, blood and organ donors within the UK population across all races, with a key focus on the black, mixed race, Asian, ethnic minority communities. We work closely within these areas due to the severe lack of individuals signed to the registers from these communities.

We believe there should be an unrelated donor waiting for everyone who is in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant – if we all play our part, together we can help put an end to the many lives being needlessly lost as a result of a matched donor not being found at the time someone needs help.

Our details...
Walthamstow House Site

Years 7,8, 12 and 13.

1 Shernhall Street London E17 3EA

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 0482

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs Lazarus or Mrs Thorogood

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

Wiseman House Site

Years 9,10 and 11.

34 Shernhall Street London E17 9RT

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 3587

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs McGeehan or Mrs Pike.

office@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk