Appeal for stem cell donors could save a life

Neil Kelly donates stem cells at the London clinic. Below, Ben Doyle

Neil Kelly donates stem cells at the London clinic. Below, Ben Doyle

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A young cancer patient’s appeal for his peers to consider signing up as blood stem cell donors has had potentially life-saving results.

Ben Doyle, aged 22, spoke out on iomtoday in September 2011 about his fight against multiple myeloma in the hope it would inspire young people to donate.

Ben Doyle
Ben Doyle

The Northumbria University nutrition student’s wish came true. It inspired father of two Neil Kelly to attend a donor recruitment drive by the charity Anthony Nolan that month.

 

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