I'm 43 years old, (was 39 when life went somewhat awry) with no history of illness, Ironman finisher who has been diagnosed with myeloma. Did not see this coming. This blog summarises my journey from unexpected diagnosis through the treatment path. My aim is to use myeloma as a catalyst for living a better, more fulfilling life and documenting the changes I am making in all aspects of my family and work commitments.

10000donors.com is now live – Campaign Day 1

This time in 12 months I hope to see a 1 and a bunch of zero’s to the left of this counter.

Today marks day 1 of the campaign to get 10’000 new stem cell donors registered.

Or to be even clearer,  extend and maybe even save a truck load of lives.

As I am sure we can all testify to, a lot can happen in a year. So my aim is to make this one a hell of a lot more positive, enjoyable and productive than the last.

To meet new people, to get exposure to new experiences and if the planets align, to find someone somewhere, a donor match; me included please!

We have a logo, the web site is now live and social media feeds are up and running.

I have 2 presentations lined up to deliver in the next fortnight which will be supplemented by some great media opportunities. I’ll fill you in as plans are set in stone.

It feels good to be proactive in the fight to keep the Myeloma in check. It was always a battle on 2 fronts; the medical and the psychological. As I have said previously, I have no influence over the treatment plans other than to stick with the program and stay as positive as I am able to.

Mentally, this campaign gives me a focus and a tangible goal which will make a difference. I finally have some control!


The Myeloma challenge just got interesting…






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  1. Maggie 1st September 2018

    Great work, Pete. Good luck with the presentations and sign-ups. You are going to help so many people with your campaign. Praying for your match xxx

  2. Liz 1st September 2018

    Well done Pete! We will all we can to promote this! Take care! X

  3. Ann Hebden 11th September 2018

    just read your story and signed up to the register hope I’m a match !take care Annie

  4. Gemma 12th September 2018

    I have just signed up to the register after reading your story, I really really hope you find a match soon.

  5. Julie 22nd September 2018

    I have just signed up after reading your story in the local paper. My mum was diagnosed with myeloma 8 years ago and this is the first time I’ve been aware that I could potentially help someone else.

  6. Afsheen 27th September 2018

    Peter, I just registered. Fingers crossed.

  7. Lorna Holt 1st February 2019

    I’m now a donor after reading your story last year. Hope I can help someone XXX

  8. Theresa Pilkington 10th February 2019

    Is there an age limit? I am 70 and have never heard of this cause, I am and would have been more than willing to join. It needs more, much more publicity. Good luck,

  9. Jayne Ali 15th February 2019

    Hi I would like to be a stem donor for this Amazing man really hope I’m a match

    • Pete 16th February 2019 — Post author

      Hi Jayne

      Fingers crosses for both of us!!

      Thank you for your message


  10. David shanahan 24th January 2020

    I would like to be a donet

  11. John Shaw 24th January 2020

    Hi Pete, may I just say that tonight on Granada your story has moved me to help in whatever way I can.

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