This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Allow employees the necessary time off work to donate stem cells or bone marrow
Every single person who joins the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry has the potential to give someone a second chance of life. An employer should not prevent that from happening. It could mean the different between life and death.
During my experience donating stem cells it became apparent that many people are keen to sign up to the register but they are discouraged by the fear that their employer will either not allow them the time off or will discriminate against them for taking the time off.
This petition calls for it to be a legal obligation for an employer to give an employee the required time off work if evidence can be provided that they are a match for a patient in need of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website