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A 60 year old grandfather’s life has been saved by a successful umbilical cord stem cell transplant.

Diagnosed with Leukaemia in August 2012 David Pyne began chemotherapy and blood transfusions. After searching for an adult bone marrow donor no suitable match was found. With a life expectancy of 12-18 months, the team at the Christie hospital in Manchester found 2 cord blood donors, one from France and one from the USA.

In September 2013 David received his transplant and is now hoping to return to work in April. For more on this story, please read here.