03:03AM, Wednesday 09 May 2012
A careworker is begging young men to register as bone marrow donors and help save the life of her baby granddaughter who was born without an immune system.
Vivien Crump, of Braywick Road, Maidenhead, has been watching over 11-week-old Nina Warnell at the Children's University Hospital in Kraków, Poland, this week.
She is appealing to males aged 18-30 to register with the Anthony Nolan Trust (ANT) because they provide the best chance of a successful transplant.
"People should register, even if not for Nina, but for other children," said Vivien, who did a 24-hour shift at bedside on Sunday.
ANT has reported a spike in the number of people registering as donors since last week's story about little Nina was published.
See tomorrow's Advertiser for the full story.
Visit www.anthonynolan.org/spit to register as a donor.
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