Northampton Saints supporters being asked to sign up to Anthony Nolan register on day of pre-season fixtures

Northampton Saints is hosting an Anthony Nolan register recruitment drive at Franklin's Gardens.
Northampton Saints is hosting an Anthony Nolan register recruitment drive at Franklin's Gardens.
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Northampton Saints supporters are being asked to help save a life on Saturday by signing up to the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register.

Northampton toddler Joey Ziadi, who suffers from a rare blood disorder, recently received the good news that a stem cell donor has been found.

But there are also other people in Northamptonshire with similar conditions including 25-year-old Leanne Tilbrook from Rushden, who is a teacher at Wrenn School who has a rare form of blood cancer known as Myelodysplastic syndrome and T-cell Leukaemia.

The rugby club is setting up an Anthony Nolan registration desk in the Saints Study Centre during the pre-season games against Cornish Pirates and Rotherham, between midday and 6.30pm.

People will be asked to complete an application form and spit into a tube. To join the database you have to be between the ages of 16 and 30 and in good health.

For more information about the work of the Anthony Nolan Trust head to www.anthonynolan.org and to find out more about Joey’s journey visit www.findjoeyamatch.com