Teenager highlights need for bone marrow donors

A teenager from Carlisle is aiming to raise awareness of the desperate need for bone marrow donors after battling cancer. Damion Wilson is 18 today and in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia.

'It's been very hard' but the future looks good for Damion

A teenager from Carlisle is aiming to raise awareness of the desperate need for bone marrow donors.

Damion Wilson is 18 today and in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia.

It's been a lonely journey as Damion has spent many weeks in isolation and is still in and out of hospital following a bone marrow transplant.

A fundraising awareness event is taking place in Carlisle next month, where a film of Damion's cancer journey will be shown. Kim Inglis reports.

You can find out more about Damion's story at his website.

For more information on bone marrow transplants and their affects you can visit the Antony Nolan website or the Bubble Foundation website.

The Teenage Cancer Trust website also has information, help and support for young people coping with cancer.

Teenager highlights need for bone marrow donors

A teenager from Carlisle wants to highlight the desperate need for bone marrow donors.

Damion Wilson, who is in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia, is 18 today.

As part of his treatment he spent weeks in isolation and, after undergoing a bone marrow transplant, is still a regular visitor to hospital.

You can find out more about Damion's story at his website.

For more information on bone marrow transplants and their affects you can visit the Antony Nolan website or the Bubble Foundation website.

The Teenage Cancer Trust website also has information, help and support for young people coping with cancer.

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