Chace Community School has been learning about a new campaign to get more people donating blood, organs and bone marrow

Nick de Bois with students from Chace Community

Nick de Bois with students from Chace Community

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Students at an Enfield school have been learning about organ donors as part of a national campaign.

Register and Be a Lifesaver (R&Be) spoke to 16 to 18 year olds at Chace Community School in Churchbury Lane, Enfield about their campaign to increase blood, organ and bone marrow donations.

The campaign has been organised by cancer charity Anthony Nolan, which was the first in the world to set up a bone marrow register.

The students also received a talk from local volunteer Iana Vidal, a member of the charity's education programme.

Katie Day, R&Be lead said: “It’s fantastic so see students from Enfield so engaged with the cause. We know that young people are the most likely to be chosen as donors so it’s very important that they know how they can potentially save a life.

"We hope that more local schools will sign up to our education programme and help us educate their students about becoming lifesavers.”

Enfield North MP Nick de Bois, who also attended the event, said: “I am so pleased that Chace Community School invited R&Be to host their presentation.

"On this day young people learnt from other young people about bone marrow, blood and organ donation and showed them that they have the potential to help save a life. Chace School has pioneered this in Enfield and I hope that other schools will follow.”

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