Chris Spencer manages Hornchurch Sports and Leisure Centre, situated 18 miles East of Central London. Sixteen years ago Chris was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was given approximately two years to live. With little to lose, he entered a clinical trial to try and extend his life. Thirty people participated in the clinical trial, but 29 have now died. Chris is the sole survivor but now requires a life-saving bone marrow transplant, so we need to urgently find a donor. A male or female donor needs to be aged between 16-30, which means that a gym member or someone on the club’s staff team could potentially help to save Chris’s life.
Finding a donor match for Chris as soon as we can. The donor process is very straightforward.
1 Living in the UK with access to London.
2 Age 16-30. Younger people make the most successful donors for patients with blood cancer.
3 Be in good health and weigh more than 51 kilogrammes.
4 Have a Body Mass Index of less than 35 (Weight in kilogrammes divided by height in metres squared).
Donating is easy
Simply visit the Anthony Nolan website and complete the short online questionnaire.
Why is this project important?
Because Chris loves life and he wants, like all of us, to stay around a little longer.
This Charity is close to our hearts because Ray Algar, the Founder of Gymtopia, has been on the Anthony Nolan donor database since 2002.
We know the UK health and fitness industry can help because it is populated with people in the ideal donor range. So if you are UK-based and aged between 16-30 please think about completing the short online registration and do your part in helping to save a life. If you are not a match for Chris, you could be an ideal donor match for someone else.