Healthcare students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) are holding a fundraising event next week to help save the lives of people with blood cancer.
RGU’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Student Chapter is holding a games night fundraiser on Monday, December 14 to raise cash for Marrow Aberdeen, a student-led organisation which supports the Anthony Nolan Register.
Established in 1974, Anthony Nolan is the world’s first register to match blood stem cells or bone marrow donors with people suffering from blood cancer and blood disorders.
The fundraiser evening, which is taking place at the Bridge Street Social Club from 9.30pm, will include a selection of games including Irish bingo, as well as a charity raffle, with all proceeds going to Aberdeen Marrow.
Ashley Graham (21), an Applied Biomedical Science student and an IHI Student Chapter committee member, said: “We decided to support Aberdeen Marrow as healthcare and patients are important to us as a chapter.
“Aberdeen Marrow is student led like ourselves, and its work is vital to help save lives across the country. Some of our student members are personally affected by the need for bone marrow transplants so we wanted to contribute to this fantastic cause.”
The IHI student chapter is an interprofessional group of students within RGU, which brings together different health professions through a shared interest in learning about quality improvement and improving care for patients.
It currently has 92 student members from subjects including pharmacy, radiography, biomedical science and nursing disciplines.
There is an entrance fee of £2 for the fundraiser. Tickets for the raffle, which costs £1 per strip, can be purchased on the night with prizes including many prizes including a meal voucher for Siberia Vodka Bar, two Now TV boxes from PC World and a hamper from Boots.
Anna DuthieCommunications Officer