Karlee Morris says she is desperate to find a bone marrow donor that would save her son's life. Bailey, four, has been diagnosed with leukaemia for a second time and if a donor can't be found he could die.
Only 4% of people in the North East are on the donor register and only half of the people who need help can be helped.
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