BBC Home > BBC News > England

Southampton bone marrow appeal draws hundreds

12 May 10 19:45 GMT

More than 300 people have volunteered as potential bone marrow donors in the hope of saving the life of a 14-year-old girl who has cancer.

Alice Pyne, 14, from Ulverston, Cumbria, has Hodgkin's Lymphoma and urgently needs a transplant.

Her cousin Rebecca Hall organised the donor event at the University of Southampton on Tuesday.

Samples of people's salvia were taken and will be analysed to see if a match can be found to help Alice.

The event was the second in recent weeks because organisers ran out of testing kits at a recruitment drive in April.

Miss Hall said: "She [Alice] really urgently needs this bone marrow transplant.

"They've already tried chemotherapy, radiation therapy and this really is her last hope."

Share this

Related BBC sites

*