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Appeal for bone marrow transplant for girl with 'unique' mix of rare conditions

Tia Pugh Photo: ITV News Central

A three-year-old girl is facing a desperate fight for life after being diagnosed with two rare conditions.

Tia Pugh, from Worcester, needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.

Tia desperately needs a bone marrow transplant Credit: ITV News Central

She suffers from an immune deficiency and a disease like tuberculosis. Both are so rare, doctors believe she may be the only person in the world to have both at the same time.

In addition, her mother is Thai with a Cambodian heritage - making finding a match extremely difficult.

A combination of her rare conditions and an unusual heritage means finding a match is difficult Credit: ITV News Central

Her family have appealed for as many people as possible to come forward as a donor, to improve their chances of finding a match.

Chris Halpin has the full report.