Famous Hostels & The Team Margot Foundation
Famous Hostels links up with Team Margot to help bring awareness to bone marrow, organ, and stem cell donation.
Responsibility to our community is a key to our foundation here at Europe’s Famous Hostels. That’s why we’ve partnered with Team Margot to help bring awareness to bone marrow, organ, and stem cell donation. With our community reach with the travel world, we hope we can help make a difference. Every effort counts.
About Team Margot
Team Margot encourages people worldwide to register as bone marrow, organ, or stem cell donors. Team Margot started in the UK in an effort to find a donor for 14 month old Margot. She was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, and due to her mixed heritage, finding a match was difficult. Sadly, despite the donation and efforts, Margot passed away due to her aggressive cancer.
The foundation still works to bring awareness to the cause, as there are over 36,000 people worldwide still in need of a donation. You can learn more about at teammargot.com.
“Europe’s Famous Hostels partnership with Team Margot builds upon the relationship that first began with one of EFH’s members, St Christopher’s Inns.”, tells Yaser Martini, Margot’s father and founder of the Foundation.
The aim is to match donations as quickly as possible to save the lives of those in need. The more people who join, the more likely patients will find a match! Currently, there are around 80 stem cell registries in over 50 countries.
“As something that impacted one of our community members, Famous Hostels had to get involved. That’s why we joined Team Margot Foundation to help spread the word and hopefully help save lives.”, stated Rui Magro Correia the General Manager of EFH.
Yaser states, “every 35 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with blood cancer; for many, a bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival. However, before this can happen the patient must first be matched with a donor with the same tissue type”
There is an urgent need for people to register as potential bone marrow donors, particularly those with a mixed heritage, or from Black, Asian, or minority ethnic communities. As with Margot’s case, finding a match with a mixed background can be challenging, which is why we want to bring awareness to this issue.
“A patient only needs one donor. You might be the only one who can save their life.”, adds Yaser.
Team Margot continues to help those in need, and bring awareness to stem cell and organ donation. You could be the match to help save the next life. Register today.
About Europe’s Famous Hostels
Famous Hostels is a network of 36 independent hostels located across Europe and Israel. Our goal is to foster community, develop industry skills, and deliver the best experiences to our guests. We have over 25 years experience, and have cemented our reputation as professionals in the industry. For more information on Europe’s Famous Hostels, click here.
Famous Hostels & Team Margot
Europe’s Famous Hostels has been an active supporter of Team Margot for several years now. If you want to learn more about our work with Team Margot, please contact us at [email protected]
Additionally, if you represent a foundation and would like to work with us, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to listening to new ideas and endeavours. Please contact us at [email protected]