Lara Casalotti: Stem cell donor found for mixed-race Leukaemia sufferer
9 February 2016
From the section London
Lara Casalotti faced a “needle in a haystack search” to find a mixed race donor for a life saving operation
A student who was diagnosed with leukaemia has found a stem cell donor after a celebrity-backed viral campaign inspired thousands to donate.
Lara Casalotti, from Hampstead, needs a stem cell transplant but her “unique” Thai and Italian heritage meant a mixed-race donor was needed.
Just 3% of worldwide stem cell donors on the register are mixed-race.
Charity Anthony Nolan searched in Italy, Thailand and …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed