Robbie Williams has signed up as a bone marrow donor in an attempt to save the life of one of his fans.
According to a report in today’s Manchester Evening News (October 31), Williams met leukaemia sufferer Johanna MacVicar following one of his shows at the Manchester Evening News Arena last week.
She told him more male donors are needed to provide bone marrow for transplants, and Williams decided to sign up to see if his bone marrow matches that of MacVicar.
Williams said: “I can’t believe how easy it is to join the register. I thought it would take major surgery…male donors between the ages of 18-40 are most needed and seeing as I’m 26 then I’m going to do what I have to do.”
MacVicar added: “I was overwhelmed that Robbie took such an interest in what I had to tell him. He gave me his shirt which I have decided should be auctioned in aid of the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust…let’s hope he can help me make a difference to the plight of anyone waiting for a bone marrow donor.”
A spokesperson for Robbie Williams was unavailable to confirm whether Williams will be able to donate any of his marrow.