Evie McClean is a young member of the MDS UK Patient Support Group. In July 2014, when she was 8 years old, Evie was diagnosed with leukemia. After 4 months of chemo she had 6 month of remission, but then she became ill again.

In July 2015 she was diagnosed with MDS and bravely endured more bouts of chemo. In November 2015 Evie received a bone marrow transplant.

Very sadly, after being well for some months, in August this year her mother, Nicki McClean, was given the devastating news her daughter would need another transplant after she was diagnosed with leukaemia once more.

Nicki says:
Evie desperately needs a second transplant but we need a 10/10 match which at the moment we sadly don't have.
We need to get as many new people to register as we can if we are going to have any hope not only for Evie but for the many children and adults needing life saving stem cell transplants.

70 percent of those needing a bone marrow transplant using donor stem cells are unable to have one because a suitable bone marrow donor cannot be found

There are many ways you can all help if you want to. First would be to get on the register yourself, if you aren't already. Secondly would be to create awareness and promote through events in the workplace, schools and community.

It really is so easy to get on the register. It's literally a swab of your gob!! 😊 Actually donating your stem cells is very similar to donating blood! No operations or needles in your back!!

There is no better gift than the gift of life. Please help us to do this. Evie's life depends on finding a match.

Can you help Evie to find a 10/10 match? Register today, you can save a life

All it takes to join the register is a bit of spit or a swab


Evie at Royal Marsden Hospital

Evie and her mum Nickie

Evie tells in this video about her previous transplant in November 2015

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