The family of a six-year-old boy from Newport have launched a desperate search for a donor who could save his life.
Marley Nicholls was diagnosed with a rare blood condition earlier this summer.
Marley has aplastic anaemia, a condition where bone marrow and stem cells do not produce enough blood cells.
Marley desperately needs a bone marrow transplant.
Nobody in his family is a suitable match. They want many more people to sign up to the bone marrow donors register.
Charities warn there's a shortage of potential stem cell or bone marrow donors who could come to the rescue.
How do I register as a donor?
- Aged 16-30? You can register via the Anthony Nolan Trust website
- If you are older, you can find more information on the DKMS website
- 9 out of 10 people donate their stem cells via the bloodstream, in a straightforward process called peripheral blood stem cell collection.
- 1 in 10 donors will have their stem cells collected via the bone marrow itself, while under general anaesthetic.
Marley's family want to keep day to day life as normal as possible.
They're desperate to find the person who can save his life too.
Together with the Anthony Nolan Trust, they're organising a testing event at the Beaufort Centre in Newport on August 19.