14-month-old Ronnie Manders has inspired people from across the country to travel to Redditch to sign on the bone marrow donor register.
Ronnie has a rare form of leukaemia and needs to find a donor match by Christmas. He’s currently being treated with chemotherapy but a transplant is his only hope of survival.
Hundreds of people have attended a special recruitment event in Ronnie’s home town of Redditch where the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity signed 153 new potential lifesaving donors.
The process is easy and takes just a few minutes.
All it takes is a sample of saliva to know if a bone marrow can be matched with someone who desperately needs it. There are thousands of people in Ronnie’s position, and only matches for half of them.
A facebook group, Rally for Ronnie, has already attracted 4500 followers.