Thousands help to save young boy in a race against time to find a life-saving stem cell donor, battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, 5, family issued a desperate plea after doctors warned he may only have months to get the life-saving treatment he needs.
It didn’t take long for the community to band together and what they could to save Oscar, from Worcester in England.
His local school, Pitmaston Primary School, opened their doors for a donor search over the weekend, and the turnout was remarkable — nearly 5000 potential donors braved the rain as they lined up to check if they were a stem-cell match for the little boy.
Close to 80 volunteers were on hand on Saturday and Sunday, working in shifts to ensure each and every person in the long queue could donate.
His mum issued a heartfelt thanks to the overwhelming response.
There are no words to express our heartfelt thanks and love for the thousands of amazing people who have turned up at Pitmaston Primary School this weekend. We have registered 4,855 stem cell donors. The volunteers were incredible ❤️❤️. @OliviaSaxelby @DKMS_uk @worcesternews
— Pitmaston Primary (@Pitmastonschool) March 3, 2019