Nottingham

Bone marrow donor appeal by hospital worker

A Nottingham man whose life was saved by his brother's bone marrow has started a campaign to recruit more donors.

Carl Travis, 39, from Carlton received a transplant 12 years ago after being diagnosed with lymphoma blood cancer.

He is planning an event at Ilkeston Football Club in July to get people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan register.

Mr Travis, who works as a hospital volunteer, said he sees a lot of people in desperate need of a transplant.

He said it was vital that people supported the work of the charity to give people a chance of finding a match.

"I'm one of the lucky ones," he said.

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