Here at CP, a key part of our ‘why’ is making life count; for our people, our clients and our community.
That’s why we devote so much time to giving back to causes that are close to our people’s hearts. And this year, following their suggestions, votes and incredible stories of how the charity’s work has impacted their lives, we’ve partnered with Anthony Nolan – a charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with blood cancer.
Our partnership with Anthony Nolan started in May, and it was only a couple of months until we received the word that one of our very own CP-ers would have the opportunity to potentially save someone’s life.
Five years ago, one of Savan’s family friends was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and needed a stem cell transplant. That’s when he registered to become a donor with Anthony Nolan, in the hope that one day he’d be able to help someone in their position.
This July, Savan was told that he was a potential match for someone that needed a stem cell transplant. One blood sample and a few weeks later, he received a call to confirm that he was an excellent match. Anthony Nolan arranged for a medical assessment to take place, and by the end of the month, Savan was ready to donate. Here’s how it all went:
“In just over 4 hours and a 300ml bag of 4.23 million stem cells later and I’m finished!
It really was such a simple, pain free process. My stem cells are now off to my recipient and all we can do now is hope that it works. A volunteer from Anthony Nolan also came to visit to show their appreciation which was nice and really put the whole situation into perspective. Anthony Nolan will be in touch with me over the next few weeks to let me know how the recipient is doing and I was surprised to find out that they will be keeping in touch with me for the next 10 years as well!
They are such an amazing charity and I really hope that we can sign more people onto the register to save more lives!”
We couldn’t be prouder of Savan’s selfless, inspirational and truly amazing act of kindness – and we’ll be following his story every step of the way.
To find out more about the incredible work that Anthony Nolan do, follow this link: https://www.anthonynolan.org/