YOUNG people are leading by example after signing up to become potential lifesavers.

Fifty students at Bolton School have put their name on the Anthony Nolan Register as part of an education campaign about blood, organ and stem cell donation.

Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant.

Bolton School has hosted presentations from Anthony Nolan’s education programme, The Hero Project, since 2014.

During this time, hundreds of students have been educated about lifesaving donations and many have registered as potential stem cell donors.

If they are found to be a match, they could go on to save the life of a blood cancer patient.

Heather Tunstall, senior teacher at Bolton School boys’ division, said: "The importance of the work Anthony Nolan’s education team carry out cannot be underestimated. It has affected our own students profoundly and both the Boys’ and Girl’s Divisions look forward to welcoming them again next year."

Katie Day, Education Programme Lead at Anthony Nolan, said: "Bolton School give us fantastic support. There are lots of myths about donation and we aim to dispel those and encourage more people to join the donor register.

"We’re really grateful to the schools and colleges who give us the opportunity to do that.”

To find out more about the education programme and stem cell donation, please visit