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 so many horrible stories about human beings in the news, it’s so nice to read thus story. There are still goodpeople out there

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  • It is amazing what can be done if someone puts an effort into it.

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  • Such an uplifting story.

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  • It’s so great when people rally around to support others

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  • Wow ! People can be so lovely :)

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  • what a great story keeping the hope alive and showing the caring people have for others even if they do not know them personally

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  • I hope they find at least one donor, A big than you to those who responded to a plea for help in finding a bone marrow donor.

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  • Great to see such compassion and willingness to help this boy by the community.


    • When communities work together they can do amazing things.

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  • This is a wonderful article. I wish this young boy and his family all the very best.

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  • that’s amazing, hopefully some matches were found for other sufferers as well!

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  • Absolutely heartwarming to read things this. I really hope they were able to find a donor

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  • True community sport! Hope they found a match.

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  • What a wonderful article!

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  • Amazing! I really hope they find a suitable donor

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  • I hope they are able to find a match for this little boy. Please update us with his progress.

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