Parents call for more donors for the cancer that killed their 2-year-old daughter

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Parents call for more donors for the cancer that killed their 2-year-old daughter

Parents of two-year-old Margot, who lost her battle with leukemia last autumn, are launching a Blood Awareness Week.
 
Inspired by Margot Martini’s death, the group will give talks in schools and businesses on the importance of donating stem cells.
 
The awareness week began on Monday January 12 and will end at Coleridge Primary School, where the group aims to get 1000 people registered to donate stem cells.
 
The campaign has gathered the support of Dr Who star Peter Capaldi, who helped launch the donation drive.
 
Margot’s parents, Yaser and Vicki Martini, say that the final day of the campaign will be designed to particularly encourage those from ethnic minority backgrounds to register, as they are currently under-represented on the register.
 
The toddler’s parents joined Wake Up London to talk on how stem cell donation will change the way the disease is treated and explain why they felt compelled to raise awareness.

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