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At an event in Brussels today, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis joined representatives of the European Commission and the Cypriot Presidency of the EU to discuss her plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent.

The event was also attended by David Burrowes MP who is Vice-Chair of […]

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Plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent took a major step forward today when the European Parliament approved a British MEP’s initiative.

London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis is proposing a raft of measures to save lives by making it easier to find donor-matches across Europe.

Her […]

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Proposals on tissue donations, including bone marrow, which would make it easier to find matches across Europe and help save lives were overwhelmingly approved today by the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.

The proposals drafted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis stress the need to ensure traceability and transparency in the various […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP for London and Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament visited the laboratories of the transplant charity the Anthony Nolan Trust near the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead today.

Marina is currently authoring a European Parliament report on the voluntary donation of tissues and cells. The aim of her visit was to […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP for London and Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament today visited the Cord Blood Bank Collection Room at Barnet General Hospital to learn more about how umbilical cord blood stem cells can be used to treat cancer, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.

Marina met with representatives of the NHS Blood and […]

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