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A teenage girl has achieved a medical first by becoming the youngest person in the world to donate stem cells to a complete stranger.
Victoria Rathmill from Cheshire is now being hailed as another success story for the bone marrow register set up by the Anthony Nolan charity.
Mel Barham reports.
Victoria Rathmill signed up after family friend fell ill with rare form of leukaemia - she says its not difficult to do and you could save a life. Find out more about Anthony Nolan and how to sign up to the donor register on their website.
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Victoria Rathmill, 17, became the youngest donor in October after she was found to be a match to a patient suffering from blood cancer.
The A-level pupil, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, signed up to the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register in February when she was just 16.