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Brave toddler has bone-marrow transplant

Margot Martini from Staffordshire was diagnosed with cancer last year. Credit: Youtube

A 18-month old from Staffordshire has received a life-saving a bone marrow transplant after a donor was found for her.

More than 50,000 people came forward to be tested as a result of the campaign to find a match for Margot Martini, which has been supported by a number of celebrities including David Tennant, Gary Barlow and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Margot underwent a two-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London yesterday after the stem-cell match was found earlier this month.

A donor event, that was planned to find a stem-cell donor for Margot will still go ahead, as planned, in Wolverhampton tomorrow.

It has been organised by Delete Blood Cancer and is taking place at the Mount Hotel, Mount Road, Tettenhall Wood from 10am.

Margot Martini: Bone marrow donor match found

A bone marrow donor match has been found for an 18-month-old girl from Staffordshire who has a rare form of leukaemia.

Margot Martini Credit: YouTube

More than 50,000 people came forward to be tested as a result of the campaign to find a match for Margot, which has been supported by a number of celebrities including David Tennant, Gary Barlow and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Margot is due to start intensive chemotherapy from Wednesday.

Read: Campaign to find a bone marrow match for Margot Martini**

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Margot Martini: Wolves show support for girl with leukaemia

Danny Batth, David Davis and recent signing Michael Jacobs joined Steve Bull in showing their support for Margot Martini (inset)
Danny Batth, David Davis and recent signing Michael Jacobs joined Steve Bull in showing their support for Margot Martini (inset) Credit: www.wolves.co.uk

Some of the current Wolves players have joined legend Steve Bull in helping to promote an appeal for a Staffordshire girl suffering from a rare form of leukaemia.

One year-old Margot Martini's disease has only been seen by doctors in three cases in the last ten years.

Margot, who spend ten days on life support, needs a blood stem cell donation from someone with a similar bone marrow type to her.

Bull was joined in promoting the campaign and the bracelets being used to raise awareness by Danny Batth, David Davis and recent signing Michael Jacobs.

A number of national donor drives are taking place, including one at Wolverhampton's Mount Hotel on February 23.

Read: Margot Martini: how to help one year-old who has leukaemia

Watch: the video launched by the parents of Margot Martini

Parents launch worldwide online appeal to find donor for daughter with rare form of leukaemia

The parents of a baby girl from Staffordshire who is extremely ill with a rare form of leukaemia have launched a worldwide online appeal to find a suitable donor for her.

17-month-old Margot Martini needs a blood stem cell transplant.

Her father, Yaser Martini, says a match could come from anywhere in the world.

Read: How you can help Margot Martini

Celebrities show support for girl, one, who needs donor

Catherine Tate and David Tennant show their support for the 'Swab for Margot' appeal
Catherine Tate and David Tennant show their support for the 'Swab4Margot' appeal Credit: Facebook/ Team Margot

A number of celebrities have shown their support for a campaign encouraging people to sign up for the donor register in the hope of finding a match for a girl, one, who has a rare form of leukaemia.

Gary Barlow shows his support for the campaign
Gary Barlow shows his support for the campaign Credit: Facebook/ David Tennant

Margot Martini, from Essington in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with two types of leukaemia in October.

She needed an immediate blood transfusion and spent 10 days on life support.

Edgar Davids with his  'Swab4Margot' wristband
Edgar Davids shows off his 'Swab4Margot' wristband Credit: Facebook/ Team Margot
Dynamo tweets the video appeal for @swab4margot
Dynamo tweets the video appeal for @swab4margot Credit: Facebook/ Team Margot

Read: how you can help Margot Martini

Watch: video appeal to help find a donor for Margot

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Margot Martini: how to help one year-old who has leukaemia

Margot's parents have launched a video appeal to find a match for their daughter
Margot's parents have launched a video appeal to find a match for their daughter Credit: Youtube

Anyone wishing to help a one year-old Staffordshire girl who has a rare form of leukaemia can sign up for the donor register with Delete Blood Cancer here.

The charity will then send a swab kit which will allow you to find out if you are the perfect match for Margot Martini.

Margot was diagnosed with two types of leukaemia in October.

She needed an immediate blood transfusion and spent 10 days on life support.

Watch: video appeal launched to help find donor for girl with leukaemia

Margot Martini: Parents of girl with rare cancer launch donor appeal

The parents of a one year-old girl from Staffordshire have made an internet appeal to find a bone marrow donor for their daughter who has a rare form of leukaemia.

The couple, from Essington, made the appeal after Margot Martini was diagnosed with two types of leukaemia in October.

She needed an immediate blood transfusion and spent 10 days on life support.

The video campaign has had nearly 47,000 views while 12,000 people have requested a swab pack from charity Delete Blood Cancer in order to sign-up up to the stem-cell register.

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