In 2013, 14-month-old Margot Martini was diagnosed with blood cancer and required a bone marrow transplant (also known as a stem cell transplant) to stand the best chance of survival.
Margot had an extremely rare dual lineage Leukaemia with both Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) & Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). The consultant haematologist told us that he had only seen 3 such cases in 10 years.
Video blogs on the bone marrow donor’s journey, Margot’s transplant video, Team Margot donor registration events, our original appeal video for Margot & much more !
A video message of thanks (in both English & Polish – thanks Izabela!) to all the fantastic volunteers in Lomza:
Thank you also to DKMS & of course, Izabela !
Good luck today !
Together, saving lives
WATCH OUR APPEAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/9hpMvGnVxAg
WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH A STEM CELL OR BONE MARROW DONATION: http://www.teammargot.com/once-im-registered-how-do-i-actually-donate/
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT & A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT: http://www.teammargot.com/whats-the-difference-between-a-stem-cell-transplant-and-a-bone-marrow-transplant/
HEAR FROM KATRINA, A TEAM MARGOT BONE MARROW DONOR, ABOUT HER DONATION EXPERIENCE: http://youtu.be/QzNxVhCo8do
“This could happen to anybody. If you’d be prepared to take a bone marrow transplant, or any other type of organ donation or blood donation, then I feel that people should be prepared to give also… I’d like people to think about that.”
Victoria Martini, Margot’s mother