Margot Martini's family get hundreds to sign up to donor register

Margot Martini was just 14 months old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Credit: ITV News

The parents of Margot Martini, the toddler who sparked a worldwide marrow donor appeal as she battled a rare form of cancer last year, added hundreds of people to the donor registry today at an event in north London.

Vicki and Yaser, who lost Margot in October last year to leukaemia at the age of two, are determined to continue their campaign to increase the amount of people on the donor register in the UK.

They said the chances of finding a donor are still too low - particularly for those who have a mixed ethnic background, as Margot did.

Hundreds of people had cheek swabs taken, and if a donor is matched with a cancer sufferer then the volunteer can donate cells through giving blood, or donating bone marrow.