Mark Tami MP re-elected as Co-Chair of APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation

Mark at this summer's reception

Mark at this summer’s reception

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Stem Cell Transplantation last week held their AGM. Mark Tami MP was in attendance and was happy to be voted in as Co-Chair again.

The APPG is a cross-party group of MPs, supported by the Anthony Nolan charity, who work to inform parliamentarians about the use of stem cell transplantation in saving the lives of people with blood cancer or haematopoietic disorders.

Mark Tami said; “I’m delighted to be re-elected as Co-Chair of this APPG yet again. We have achieved a lot over the past year. We have secured debates and meetings to discuss important issues and the year was capped off with a Summer Reception, celebrating a successful year in recruitment of stem cell donors to the register.

“Of course there is still a lot more that needs to be done. I am therefore looking forward to another year chairing a group that discusses issues that are close to my heart. We still need to get more people aware of stem cell transplantation and on the donor list.”

The APPG intend to focus this year on the accessibility and funding of stem cell transplantation and consider the provision of post-transplant care.

All information regarding the group, including information on signing up to the UK’s stem cell donor registry, can be found at http://www.appg-stemcell.org.uk/