23rd Oct, 2019

Appeal for people to attend Bromsgrove stem cell search to help save brave Oscar

Tristan Harris 13th Mar, 2019 Updated: 13th Mar, 2019

PEOPLE are being urged to come forward to help save the life of five-year-old Worcester boy who desperately needs a stem cell transplant to combat the aggressive form of leukaemia he has.

An appeal was launched by the family of Oscar Saxelby-Lee last month, which captured national and international attention, thousands of people have come forward to see if they can provide a ‘match’.

His family have been told the leukaemia he has is too aggressive to treat with just chemotherapy alone.

Now a stem cell search has been organised at Parkside in Bromsgrove between 2pm and 7.30pm next Friday, March 22.

Potential donors will need to have their cheek swabbed and then sign up to the stem cell register.

A match for Oscar and the procedure could enable him to live a cancer-free life.

Participants need to be aged between 17 and 55 and should be in good general health.

For more information call Sarah Savage, who has organised the Bromsgrove search, on 07540 418607.

People wanting to follow Oscar’s story can visit the ‘Hand in Hand for Oscar’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HandinHandforOscar/

Sarah said: “He is an amazing little boy who has at all times shown great courage and even helped his mum and dad along the way with his amazing smile and determination at this terribly hard time for the family.”

She added she hoped people would turn out next Friday to support the cause.

Anyone unable to make next Friday’s date can sign on the register online at www.dkms.org.uk.

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