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Coventry holds bone marrow drive to help toddler

Khalid Adam only has three weeks to find a bone marrow match
Khalid Adam only has three weeks to find a bone marrow match Credit: BPM Media

A public drive to find a bone marrow donor for a toddler from Coventry with blood cancer will be held in his home city today.

20-month-old Khalid Adam has three weeks left to find a match because doctors say he may become too weak to cope with the operation.

The event, run by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, will take place at the Masjid Zeenat ul Islam mosque in 283-287 Stoney Stanton Road in Foleshill and will run between 1.30pm and 5pm in the car park.

Stafford Hospital campaigners call on Health Secretary to visit

A group which is campaigning against maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital being transferred next year have sent a letter to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to visit the hospital.

Campaginers say the hospital should be a beacon of health care and have asked Mr Hunt to personally intervene and stop what they call a "rushed and flawed process" to move services.

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Nurse who survived road crash takes on half marathon

An X-ray image of Kate Mansbridge's shattered leg after her accident
An X-ray image of Kate Mansbridge's shattered leg after her accident Credit: ITV News Central

An inspirational nurse will tackle the Bupa Great Birmingham Run in October - eight years after doctors told her she would never walk again.

Kate Mansbridge was hit by a car whilst on a cycling holiday in the French Pyrenees.

She was so badly injured in the accident that she was forced to undergo a dozen operations and months of daily physiotherapy.

Kate - who is now an Emergency Nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - made a miraculous recovery.

On October 19, she will join thousands of runners at the starting line of the city's half marathon.

Kate Mansbridge (left) working as a nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Kate Mansbridge (left) working as a nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Wards in Nottinghamshire could close under proposed changes to mental health services

A number of wards in Nottinghamshire could close under proposed changes to mental health services in the county.

Under the plans two wards at Queens Medical Centre, Enright Close Rehabilitation Unit in Newark and two more wards at Nottingham City Hospital could close.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare says it will concentrate on improving services for people in their own homes including a 24/7 home treatment service for adults.

The consultation process into the changes lasts for six weeks.

Revive liver transplant a 'significant achievement'

Mr Thamara Perera, a liver transplant surgeon, has called a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation a 'significant achievement'.

It comes after a patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham became the first person in the world to have a liver transplant where a machine was to resuscitate a donated liver which would previously have been discarded.

First of a kind liver transplant patient 'very happy'

A patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has become the first person in the world to have a liver transplant using a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation. Surgeons used a machine to resuscitate a donated liver which would previously have been discarded.

Satpal Mahal, who is from Walsall, had cirrhosis of the liver. He is now the first person in the world to have a liver transplant using what has been dubbed as the warm blood machine.

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NHS campaign group march to Mansfield

A group of mums who are fighting to save the NHS are marching from Chesterfield to Mansfield today.

The women are joined by hundreds of supporters, and they are following the route of the 1936 Jarrow March.

The group want to see a repeal of the Health and Social Care Act, and want to halt the privatisation of the NHS.

'Save Our NHS' march arrives in Nottinghamshire

Today, the '999 Save Our NHS' march arrives in Mansfield
Today, the '999 Save Our NHS' march arrives in Mansfield Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A three hundred mile protest march by campaigners fighting to save the future of the NHS arrives in Nottinghamshire today.

More than 35 women supported by hundreds of followers set off from the North East earlier this month on the route of the 1936 Jarrow March.

Today, the '999 Save Our NHS' march arrives in Mansfield. The group aims to protect the health service from privatisation and to keep it safe for future generations.

'Rat droppings' and 'dead flies' in some fake cigarettes

Trading Standards officers say fake cigarettes are damaging the health and wealth of communities across the Midlands.

They have been at Coalville Market in Leicestershire to warn shoppers about some of the ingredients that counterfeiters put into their products.

Officers also say the illegal trade is putting reputable traders out of business, as well as being highly dangerous to smokers.

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