Bone marrow donor search for young boy with leukaemia

Ronnie and mum, Whitney, at home in Redditch
Ronnie and mum, Whitney, at home in Redditch Photo: ITV Central

Ronnie Manders is just 14 months old and has a very rare form of leukaemia. He needs a stem cell transplant and doctors say it's his only hope of survival.Today the Antony Nolan blood cancer charity is recruiting new donors in Ronnie's local community of Redditch.

There is only a 30% chance someone suffering with leukaemia will find a match within their own family and in most cases, a remarkable donor is the only chance of survival.

Ronnie and mum, Whitney, at home
Ronnie and mum, Whitney, at home Credit: ITV Central

Ronnie's mother, Whitney, is appealing to local people to come forward and sign the bone marrow register in Redditch today.

For her, a donor of the right match is the only hope of saving her son's life.