Stem Cell

Students help to save lives through stem cell donations

Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith

Students at the Penryn Campus are hoping to save lives by donating their stem cells to strangers who are fighting cancer.

A campaign set up to help students at the University of Exeter at Tremough to “do good” has resulted in two people working with the charity Anthony Nolan to support treatment of ill people.

Hannah Smith, who graduated with a degree in zoology last month, recently donated her stem cells to a person she’s never met before. She has followed in the footsteps of another graduate who donated last year.

After taking part in the FXU Islamic Society’s donor registration drive for Anthony Nolan two years ago, Hannah was contacted in January and told she was a match. Earlier this summer she went to a private hospital in London to donate her stem cells.

Sajjad Jabarkhel, Islamic…