Team Margot is Margot’s family & friends of the family who together raised awareness of Margot’s plight and that of others like her desperately seeking a blood stem cell donor match.
Margot Martini was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of dual lineage leukaemia, exhibiting both Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia & Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in October 2013, aged 14 months old. This is her story.
Margot was one of 1,800 people in the UK this year in desperate need of a life saving bone marrow /stem cell transplant. There are more than 37,000 people worldwide.
… raising awareness around the need for more stem cell donor recruits and in particular more recruits with a mixed genealogy. Margot’s mixed family background was the key difficulty in finding her a perfect match.
Our initial goal: to help increase the number of people on the UK stem cell registries to 2.5 million (currently there are less than 1 million people registered).
Team Margot wishes to help save the lives of those who, like Margot and her family, never thought they would need a bone marrow transplant.
We hope you can join us in helping to save more lives.