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The Power of One

The Power of One

Description

Photography exhibition ‘The Power of One’ comes to City Hall

Shining a light on stem cell and bone marrow donation from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with mixed heritage.

Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November 2017

‘The Power of One’, an exhibition of portrait photography seeking to shine a light on the difference one person can make by taking action on the issue of stem cell and bone marrow donation, is on show at City Hall, London from Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November.

A working collaboration between Team Margot Foundation and City Hall’s Peer Outreach Team, the exhibition features portraits by photographer Cath Harries of peer outreach workers from City Hall’s Education and Youth Team, patients, donors and a doctor who all devote their time to encourage people within their communities to register as potential stem cell / bone marrow donors.

Many of those featured in the exhibition are from ethnic minorities or have mixed heritage and have registered as potential bone marrow or stem cell donors – they include:
– A number of City Hall’s Peer Outreach workers – a team of 15-25-year olds who have adopted the cause in their own time, notably 22 year old Kismet Meyon from West London. Of Indian heritage, Kismet works with community groups to raise awareness of the lack of potential donors from communities such as her own. In her own life, a successful blood transfusion was crucial to the recovery of her father who was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia.
– A Sickle cell patient and stem cell donors who support Team Margot’s work
– Rapper and Team Margot supporter, Che Lingo

The exhibition will be held in the Map Area, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

Running from: Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November

Admission fees: FREE

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm, and on Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Team Margot campaigns for more people to join the worldwide registers as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors, especially those from Black, Asian, ethnic minorities and those with a mixed heritage. Of patients with white northern European genetic heritage, 69% will receive cells which are a 10/10 match. In stark contrast, only 21% of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients will find an equivalent match. The odds of finding a match are worse still for those of mixed heritage.

Yaser Martini, father of Margot who, aged just 2 years old, sadly passed away from a rare and aggressive form of Leukaemia having struggled to find her perfect donor match, says: “We can’t all save the whole world, but by taking a simple step each of us can make a vital difference to one person, one family, one life. We hope that people will take inspiration from the actions of those featured in this exhibition and take action too by registering as a potential stem cell / bone marrow donor.”

Location

Details

  • Date(s) and time:

    Monday 30th October – Friday 24th November Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm, and on Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

  • Opening Hours:

    Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm, and on Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

  • Admission Price:

    Free

  • Website:

    http://www.teammargot.com/

  • Area:

    South Bank SE1

  • Nearest Tube:

    London Bridge