Donor drive for mum of three

A registration event is being held at Derby's Pride Park to try to find a suitable bone marrow donor for a mother of three.

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Donor drive takes place for mother-of-three

The drive took place in a Starbucks at Derby County's iPro Stadium Credit: ITV News Central

A registration event has been held in Derby for a mother of three who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Registration involved filling out a form and a swab sample Credit: ITV News Central

The event took place in Pride Park in Derby, for 39-year-old, Kate Griffin, who was diagnosed with acute myloid leukaemia in October 2012.

The event was organised by her friends, where people could register for the donor list by giving a swab sample.


Bone marrow donor sought for mum of three

Kate Griffin, from Chesterfield, and her 13-month-old daughter Nancy Credit: Family photo

A mother-of three from Derbyshire is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant after she was diagnosed with Leukaemia while pregnant with her third daughter.

During a routine blood test, Kate Griffin, 39, was found to have acute myloid leukaemia in October 2013 while 34 weeks pregnant. Five days later her daughter Nancy was delivered through an emergency caesarean and Mrs Griffin started having chemotherapy.

Kate with her husband Ross, and their two other daughters Lydia (5) and Eva (4) on a fun run Credit: Family photo

After four rounds of treatment the 39-year-old from Chesterfield went into remission in April, but last month doctors confirmed the blood disease had returned, and she now needs a stem cell donation taken from a bone marrow match in order to save her life.

Today a registration event is being held at Derby's Pride Park to try to find a suitable donor.

It's taking place at the Starbucks in the retail park, until 2pm.

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