13th Jul, 2020

Bromsgrove ambulance staff in search of donor match for seven-year-old Finn

Harry Leach 14th Aug, 2019 Updated: 14th Aug, 2019

AMBULANCE staff from Bromsgrove are trying to find a donor match for a little boy who desperately needs a transplant.

Seven-year-old Finn Hill has a rare and life-threatening condition where his immune system begins to damage his own tissues and organs.

His only hope of a cure is a stem cell transplant from a perfectly matched donor.

Clinical team mentors Abi Coombs, Rurth Hodgson and technician Carlone Hadley have organised a tri-service open day at Bromsgrove Fire and Police Station on Saturday, August 31.

Visitors will be able to sign up as a blood stem cell donor and do a simple mouth swab test – in hope of finding a match – at the event which runs from 12pm to 4pm.

Caroline said: “Finn’s story is one that has captured our attention and our hearts.

“He’s been battling this condition for three years of his short life already.

“Organising ambulance representation at the tri-service open day is the least we could do to ensure Finn gets as much help as possible to find a stem cell match to save his life.”

Donor needed: All the staff and Finn together.

“If you aren’t already on the UK Stem Cell Register and are free please come along.”

Alternatively you can sign up to the UK Stem Cell Register by visiting www.dkms.org.uk or anthonynolan.org

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