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Macclesfield schoolgirl is youngest stem cell donor

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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.

Race to find bone marrow match for Sam

There's a race against time to find a bone marrow match for a young boy who has inspired thousands to sign up to the donor register.

Nine year old Sam Wright - from Southport - has the same rare genetic illness that's already claimed the life of his older sister Ella.

Now a blood test has shown his condition is getting worse and time is running out to find the tissue match which could save his life.

Matt O'Donoghue reports

The bone marrow match which could save Sam

Sam Wright from Southport needs life saving bone marrow match Credit: ITV Granada Reports

The race is on to find a bone marrow match for a little boy who's inspired thousands to sign up to the register.

Nine year old Sam Wright - from Southport - has the same rare genetic illness that claimed the life of his older sister Ella.

His family have been campaigning for eight years to find a donor.

They've encouraged thousands of people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register: http://www.anthonynolan.org/

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