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).
If you haven’t already registered, please see ‘How to Register’ above.
If you are ineligible to register or have already done so, please encourage Just One More person to do the same.
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.
7 October 2015 – The inaugural ‘Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day’
21 February 2015 – The first anniversary of Margot’s bone marrow transplant