Giving to help others
NHS Blood and Transplant is proud to partner with Team Margot; a registered charity which campaigns for more people to join the worldwide registers as potential bone marrow/stem cell donors, especially people from ethnic minorities or those with a mixed heritage.
In 2013, 14-month-old Margot Martini was diagnosed with blood cancer and required a bone marrow transplant (also known as a stem cell transplant) to stand the best chance of survival.
Family and friends came together as Team Margot to raise awareness of Margot’s plight and others desperately seeking a blood stem cell donor match.
Margot eventually found a suitable donor match and received her bone marrow transplant in February 2014.
Unfortunately, Margot’s Leukaemia was extremely aggressive. She relapsed during that summer and passed away, aged two years and two months, on 27 October 2014.
Margot’s family are unspeakably grateful to her selfless donor for his miraculous gift, which gave Margot extra time with her family and loved ones.
We urgently need more donors, especially from Black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.
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