No sign of leukaemia in Zac’s body 5 months after blood stem cell transplant

12 September 2017

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are super excited to tell you that 13-year-old Zac, who received a blood stem cell donation in April to treat his acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, has been making very good recovery.

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Blood cancer survivor Zac and his sister

His mum, Dawn, said: “After an agonising 2-week wait for results we are pleased to confirm that Zac passed his latest bone marrow test with flying colours!

No sign of any leukaemia and his bone marrow shows the cells are 100% donor, so the transplant has been successful.

His bone marrow is still not making blood at "normal" levels but it's producing enough for him to cope with and enough to get him back into school. He still has lots of challenges and lots of medicines, not least that he hasn’t eaten any solid food since April, but he is getting stronger every day.

So thanks to some very clever folk at the NHS and the very kind lady that donated her blood stem cells, it's onwards and upwards for Zac.

Also now he's back at school.”

Well done Zac, keep up the good work!

Together we can help more children like Zac beat their blood cancer and blood disorders!

If you are aged between 17-55 and in general good health, check out your eligibility and register as a potential blood stem cell donor this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

If you are not eligible or are already registered, why not check the other ways to get involved in the fight against blood cancer or help us cover donor registration costs?