A CAMPAIGN calling for better care for people recovering from stem cell transplants has won the backing of a Bolton MP.

Research by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan shows that one in five patients are not offered any specialist care to help with their recovery, including access to physiotherapists, counsellors, and fertility experts.

The charity is now calling on health commissioners to urgently review care arrangements they have in place for transplant recipients.

Bolton West MP Chris Green met with patient representatives in the House of Commons last month.

He said: “A number of my constituents have got in touch to bring this issue to my attention, so I know how important it is for people in Bolton West and Atherton that stem cell transplant patients and their families receive appropriate support.

“No patient’s recovery should be made more difficult by a lack of care and support, and that’s why I’m backing Anthony Nolan’s campaign urging commissioners to review the care arrangements they have in place once transplant patients leave hospital.”