A North-east MP has shown his support in the fight against blood cancer by signing-up to donate.
Andrew Bowie, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, is now urging the region’s residents to follow suit.
He signed up to charity DKMS at an event organised by fellow MP Mike Wood, who represents Dudley South.
Although there are 35,303 people in Scotland registered as a blood stem cell donor with the charity, only 7.3% of those are in Aberdeenshire.
Mr Bowie said: “Currently, only six out of 10 blood cancer patients in the UK find an unrelated matching blood stem cell donor.
“That’s why I registered with DKMS in the fight against blood cancer and would urge others in my constituency who are eligible to do the same.”
Anyone aged between 17 and 55, in general good health is encouraged to register online as a donor at dkms.org.uk, where they will then receive a home swab kit.