In February DSES were extremely saddened by the loss of their colleague Dr Alex Milligan who lost her fight with leukaemia after a brave and inspirational 15 month battle. Alex had been part of the department for 10 years, as an UG and Masters student and later as a PhD student and Senior Research Associate, and was a popular and much loved colleague and friend to many. In response 17 members of DSES took part in a ‘DeChox’ challenge during March where chocolate (and anything with cocoa in it!) was banned to raise money for Bloodwise, a UK specialist blood cancer charity. To-date ‘Team DeChox’ has raised an impressive £2000.
It is not too late to donate to this worthy cause, please visit our JustGiving page (www.justgiving.com/DSESMarchDeChoxChallenge).
Alex was passionate about raising awareness of the importance of blood and stem cell donation and encouraging people to become donors as she benefited from this throughout her treatment. For more information on how to become a donor please visit www.blood.co.uk and www.dkms.org.