Geoff Thomas is a former England footballer and blood cancer survivor. During his footballing career Geoff won nine caps for England and captained Crystal Palace to the FA Cup Final in 1990.
Being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003 was not part of his game plan. Geoff was lucky, a bone marrow transplant from his sister in 2004 saved his life.
Inspired by the bravery of patients around him and a determination to beat blood cancers, he set up the Geoff Thomas Foundation. He was awarded the 2005 BBC Sports Personality Helen Rollason Award in recognition of his charity work.
Geoff is now working with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to raise funds for a network of national centres, allowing patients to benefit from the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers.
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