In June 2015 I was diagnosed with Mixed Phenotype Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. AML is one of the most aggressive forms of Leukaemia and goes from zero to 100% cancer cells in 4-8 weeks. I needed a course of intensive high strength chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant in 2015 to save my life. I underwent my transplant in October 2015 but first needed to find a stem cell donor match.
In the past I had no idea about stem cell collection and why it could be so important for my daughters. After doing some research into umbilical cord stem cells, I was amazed to discover that they can be used to treat over 85 diseases.