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9/22 CML zipped hoodie - Navy

9/22 CML zipped hoodie - Navy

Regular price £18.00 GBP
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Due to popular demand, we're excited to offer pre-orders on our 9/22 CML zipped hoodie in the colour 'Navy'.

Sure to keep you warm in the cooler months, it features our subtle 9/22 logo as well as a Leukaemia Care logo on the left sleeve. 

We will be offering these hoodies in the following sizes:

 Size Chest (inches) Length (inches) Sleeve length (inches)
S 38.5 26 33
M 42.5 27 34
L 46.5 28 35
XL 50.5 29 36
XXL 54.5 30 37

100% of the profits of this item go to supporting anybody affected by a leukaemia, MPN or MDS diagnosis. 

Why 9/22? 

Most cases of CML start during cell division, when DNA is "swapped" between chromosomes 9 and 22. Part of chromosome 9 goes to 22 and part of 22 goes to 9. The swapping of DNA between the chromosomes leads to the formation of a new gene (an oncogene) called BCR-ABL. This gene then produces the BCR-ABL protein, which is the type of protein called a tyrosine kinase. This protein causes CML cells to grow and divide out of control.

The logo, which is found on the right side of the chest of this design, is the representation of chromosomes 9 and 22 - a very subtle way of acknowledging CML. 

The design is embroidered rather than printed onto the hoodies. 


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