George has written about this – here is the update. Basically the cost, complexity and length of time to get results of the test means that they are not willing to test people (apart from siblings) just to see if they match George. You can get onto the registers though – they prefer people between the ages of 18 and 40/44 when you first register – all it requires is a simple blood test to register. Details can be found at:
http://www.blood.co.uk/pages/marrow_info.html or ring 0845 7 711 711
http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk or ring 020 7284 1234
By Monday 28 Nov they had found 7 possible matches internationally.