My name is Peter McCleave
40 years old. Husband to Jenny and dad to two boys; Max 8 and Seb 5. Ironman tri-athlete, rugby coach and fan of savoury snacks.
I have been given 7 years to live having been diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer; Myeloma.
But there is hope and you have the power to change this; to give me, and people like me, more time.
Myeloma has left my immune system compromised. Stem cells (we all have millions of these in our blood. They grow into new healthy cells in our bodies) can be used to fix this. Mine don’t work but yours might.
I need someone who is a genetic match to donate some of his or her stem cells, which can be transplanted into my blood.
There are approximately 30 million people on the stem cell register globally.
Unfortunately none are a match for me or thousands of other people like me. In the UK alone, only 2% of the population are signed up to donate stem cells.
Which is actually great news as it gives so many of us hope that if enough people can be engaged in this campaign, a match is absolutely out there.
So it’s now a numbers game and I am campaigning to get (as a starter!) 10’000 people, like you reading this page, signed up as potential life savers…
What You Can Do Right Now, To Potentially Save A Life…Please Register
3 Simple Steps
1. Click on your country link below
2. Request a swab kit for registering as a potential blood stem cell donor
3. Do your swabs and post them back in the pre-paid envelope
THIS NEXT STEP IS IMPORTANT!
4. Please get in touch
When you have completed your registration, drop me an email, send me a photo (of you swabbing, of you posting your pack back! Whatever! Please be as creative as you like!) so I can add you to my instagram montage and keep up the momentum of the campaign. It will help me to track the number of new registrants and keep me motivated too!