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Boston mum with leukaemia urges people to register as blood stem cell donors

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A Boston woman who has leukaemia is appealing for people to register as potential blood stem cell donors with the charity DKMS.

The appeal is being made by 23-year-old May Brown, who needs to find a matching donor to treat her leukaemia.

May was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in June last year and has been told that she needs a blood stem cell donation from someone with a matching tissue-type to stay alive.

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For many with a blood cancer or blood disorder, a blood stem cell donation from another person is their only chance of survival.

May has a two-year-old daughter called Selina-May and wants to see  her grow up.

“Please register today as a potential blood stem cell donor. Do it, if not for my sake, but for the sake of my little girl,” May said.

Supporting his wife’s appeal, May’s husband Michael said: “It takes a few minutes to [donate] but it could lead to you giving decades to another person, and that person could be my beautiful wife May.”

You can register in five minutes online and request a cheek swab kit that will enable you to do your own tissue test to go on the database to maybe one day become a blood stem cell donor through the DKMS website.