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Toddler suffering from rare blood disorder gets boost as 50,000 stem cell donors sign up to save her

The family of a young girl who has a rare blood disorder say they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after more than 50,000 strangers signed up as stem cell donors. Three-year-old Ava Stark has a blood disorder called inherited bone marrow failure and needs a stem cell...

Hero dad reunited with boy whose life he saved four years ago

A hero dad from Urmston has been reunited with the young boy whose life he saved four years ago. Joe Partridge volunteered to have his stem cells harvested and transplanted into Dylan Bennett in 2012 after the toddler was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Dylan, who was two at the time,...

Mother of two Nikki Tatum will travel to Russia alone in hope of a miracle

MULTIPLE sclerosis patient Nikki Tatum is so desperate to ensure a bright future for her two daughters she is travelling alone to Russia in the hope of a cure. The 33-year-old has refused to accept doctors’ prognosis that she may become blind and be confined to a wheelchair. So...

The boy who has NEVER hugged his parents: Brain damage left Jay, 5, unable to move – but a pioneering stem cell treatment could change his life

A five-year-old could soon be able to hug his mother for the first time when he becomes one of the first children in the world to undergo a pioneering stem cell treatment. Jay Shetty has been severely disabled since birth and suffers from cerebral palsy, meaning he has never...

Scots woman flies 10,000 miles to Australia to give sister stem cell donation

A MUM has told how she took part in a nerve-racking race to the other side of the world – to give her sister the gift of life. Lorraine Hussain flew 10,000 miles from Scotland to Australia after learning she was the only viable stem cell match for Michelle...

Stem cell donor meets Cardiff cancer patient he saved

A man from Cardiff has met the German stranger who saved his life by donating stem cells. Lawrence Trace, 59, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2005 and his only hope was a bone marrow transplant. There was only one suitable match on the worldwide register – 21-year-old Max...

Random stem cell donor helps child leukaemia patient

One-year-old leukemia patient Ana Elena’s 1 in 100 thousand chance of finding a stem cell donor, has become a reality. Her parents received the fantastic news on Friday – a perfect match for the Breda toddler has been found in the world donor bank. “I can not sleep for...

Umbilical cells to aid heart patients tested in Bristol

Children with heart problems could soon be treated with stem cells taken from their umbilical cord at birth. Researchers in Bristol have been given special funding from the British Heart Foundation to test the new method of repairing heart damage in young people. The BBC’s Laura Jones reports, see...

MS stem cell gives Paisley dad-of-three a life changing chance

Groundbreaking stem cell treatment is offering a dad-of three a life changing chance. Five years after unsuccessful treatment in Poland for his multiple sclerosis, the 33-year-old, is travelling to London for the most up-to-date stem cell therapy. Barry McArthur is currently confined to a wheelchair, is dependent on wife...

Stem cell treatment shows signs of hope for boy

Three-year old James Habeck and his family have returned from a medical trip to Panama. His mother Melissa Habeck said they are noticing signs of improvement as a result of the stem cell treatment James received at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Treatment is hoped to...