Mar 18 2007
Laura Kemp, Wales on Sunday
BOY in the Bubble Rhys Harris is searching for a bone marrow donor.
The six-year-old from Newbridge is one of only six people in the world to suffer from Nemo, a genetic disease which hits the immune system.
His condition has left him with tuberculosis and doctors give him only a slim chance of survival.
But before he is given chemotherapy and placed in a sterile ward separated from the outside world by airtight doors, he needs a bone marrow transplant.
People in good health aged 18-40 are invited to a local donor session on Wednesday from 4-7pm at Hollybush Primary School in Ton Road, Cwmbran.
The Anthony Nolan Trust’s donor recruitment manager Karen Archer said: “Thousands need a bone marrow transplant each year and only one third find a compatible donor in their family.
“Rhys could have a bright future and so could the other 7,000 patients waiting to find a donor.”
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