Registry aims to sign up 20,000 bone marrow donors by 2015
Last year, 73 people here were identified as potential bone marrow donors, but only seven of them ended up going through with the transplant.
Some had to drop out because they were incompatible after further testing, others had outdated contact information and some simply opted not to go through with the procedure.
This is why the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) needs more names on its donor registry.
Despite falling 2,000 names short of its target of 7,000 new donor sign-ups last year, the BMDP is still aiming to add 20,000 more names to its database by 2015.