Monday, 29 June 2009

Anguish for Leukaemia sufferer as life-saving op is cancelled

A Maidenhead man is making a desperate appeal for bone marrow after being diagnosed with a rare and virulent form of leukaemia.

Software engineer Chris Maury, 38, is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and doctors say his most likely chance of survival rests on getting a bone marrow transplant.
The father-of-two's chances are complicated by finding a donor with the same Anglo-Mauritian background to his own.Chris's wife, Sarah, said "It's really difficult to watch somebody you love going through an ordeal like this."I would urge everyone to consider joining the register because even if they can't help us, they may be able to save another family from the heartbreak that we are experiencing."Volunteers in the UK can apply directly to the Anthony Nolan Trust and if there is a match Chris's consultant will be informed.For more information visit or call 0207 2841234.

Chris spoke frankly to our reporter Daniel Darlington about the effect his illness is having, and how the public can help with vital bone marrow shortages in ethnic minorities.

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