The life of an 18-month-old boy from County Durham has been saved using stem cells from the umbilical cord of a baby in America.
William Morris was diagnosed with leukaemia and did not respond to chemotherapy. After the success of his stem cell transplant, his parents are calling for more donors in this country.
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