Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Bone marrow patient meets donor

"Without Paul I wouldn't be here today - how do you thank someone for that?"

In his back garden in Stockport, David Smirthwaite is stood arm-in-arm with the man who donated the bone marrow that saved his life.

It is a scene that neither he nor his family could have pictured a few years ago. In 2003 the father-of-two was told that he would probably die within four years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, bone-marrow cancer.

To read the full story please visit the BBC website by clicking HERE

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