Faye Barker's Sunday blog

Faye Barker
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Today we are talking to a man who watched his life flash before his eyes when he was hit by wreckage from the helicopter that crashed in Vauxhall on Wednesday morning. Flower delivery driver, Steve Samuels from Richmond, froze to the spot after the helicopter hit a crane, then cart-wheeled towards him with debris hitting - and breaking - his leg. The 54 year old is still recovering in hospital and told us today he's lucky to be alive. We will be broadcasting his first TV interview on the programme this evening.

I'm sure you've noticed a fair amount of the white stuff falling on London again today and, inevitably, this is causing some problems to people's travel plans. Heathrow Airport has cancelled a fifth of its flights today, but we haven't seen a repeat of the scenes earlier in the weekend when hundreds of people were stuck for hours on planes and forced to sleep on the terminal floor. However, with freezing temperatures and the snow continuing to fall into the evening, the weather could prove to be a headache for commuters in the morning.

On yesterday's programme we spoke to the family of Sharon Berger who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. You can watch that interview here. Today we've been finding out how mums-to-be can also help those in need of life-saving treatment. Pregnant women in London are being encouraged to donate their cord blood and placenta once they've given birth. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born and is rich in stem cells which can help patients whose bone marrow is not working properly. Six hospitals in London are now offering the service - St George's, Northwick Park, Watford, Luton and Dunstable, University College Hospital and Barnet.

So a packed programme for you tonight - hope you can join us at 5:45pm, Faye