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Anthony Nolan welcomes the fact all pupils will learn about stem cell donation at school

Statement from Nick Gibb on the fact that all secondary pupils will be taught about stem cell donation – as well as blood and organ donation – as part of compulsory health education from 2020. The blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has today welcomed this.

Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards, said:

“Stem cell transplants save lives and everyone should be armed with the facts about this important science. That’s why earlier this week we set out bold new plans to make health education compulsory for all state-funded schools.

“The new curriculum spans both physical and mental wellbeing and covers a wide range of topics – including stem cell donation and blood and organ donation – to ensure young people leave school with all the knowledge they need to make informed choices throughout their lives.”


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