You can’t – but ask your friends if they can

… donate bone marrow to save a life.

People with coeliac disease may not donate their bone marrow to help people with leukemia who need a bone marrow transplant.

I’d never thought about it before, but I suppose it makes sense, since coeliac disease is an auto-immune problem. You’d hardly want to donate another problem to someone so seriously ill!

But your friends may be able to donate. Ask them if they’d consider joining the register of bone marrow donors. There may not ever be a match – but if someone did match them, they could save a life.

Visit the Anthony Nolan Trust site for more information. If you’re in America, visit the American Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

You can give blood, though …

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Lucy is the mother of a coeliac, and has been managing a gluten free diet for her daughter for 20 years - though, to be fair, she does do most of it herself now...

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