There’s this mate of ours, Pete McCleave. He’s a dad, a husband, an Ironman athlete — and he’s got blood cancer. And his life can only be saved by finding a stem cell donor match.
Problem is, only 3% of the UK population are on the stem cell donor register, so the chances of Pete finding his match aren’t great — especially as his Portuguese, Chinese and Macanese genetic heritage pretty much sums up the term ‘melting pot’.
There are some amazing charities working to improve this, not least DKMS, Anthony Nolan and Pete’s own start-up, 10,000 Donors. But Pete’s our pal, and his work has led to lots of people finding their stem cell heroes. Now we wanted to help find his.