February 22, 2015

Team Margot 2015 video


This video was long overdue a rehaul, as is this website; we are working on making these changes slowly but surely.

Please watch this video and then SHARE in whatever way you can.

Thank you.


To find out how quick and easy it is to register, please visit: https://www.teammargot.com/how-to-register/


14-month-old Margot Martini was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of blood cancer in October 2013, and required a bone marrow transplant (also known as a stem cell transplant) to survive. Margot eventually found a suitable donor match and received her bone marrow transplant in February 2014. However, Margot’s Leukaemia was extremely aggressive and she relapsed during summer last year and passed away, aged 2 years and 2 months, on the 27 October 2014.


Team Margot is Margot’s family and friends who came together to raise awareness of Margot’s plight and others desperately seeking a blood stem cell donor match.

Team Margot’s efforts to date have resulted in tens of thousands of people registering as potential stem cell donors. Statistically, this means that during the next ten years, more than 500 people will now have the chance of a potentially life saving bone marrow transplant.


We urgently need more potential donors to join a stem cell register.

There are over 37,000 people worldwide in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant (including 2,000 in the UK), but they must first find a matching donor.

On average, only half of those seeking a matching donor will ever find one. The odds of success fall to just 20% if the patient has a mixed ethnic background.


We imagine a world where every patient in need of a bone marrow transplant is confident of quickly finding his or her matching donor.

Our initial UK goal: 2.5 million people (4% of the population) on the UK stem cell register. There are only 1 million people currently registered (1.6%).

To find out how quick and easy it is to register, please visit: https://www.teammargot.com/how-to-register/


We campaign for more potential bone marrow / stem cell donors to join the register – especially people with a mixed genealogy. Margot’s mixed family background was the key obstacle to finding her a perfect match.

We want to help save the lives of all those people who, just like Margot and our family, never thought they’d need a bone marrow transplant.

Thank you.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives


Yaser Martini, Margot’s father
Tel: +44 208 876 1086

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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