Southport Reporter (R) Bourder
Southport & Mersey Reporter - Mobile

Click on here to go to latest edition's main page.

  Search Edition Archive  

Visit our online shop...


Click on to go to our hub website.

Latest Edition   Archive   Shop   Email   Mersey Reporter
Please support our advertiser below...

For more recommended businesses click on here...

Weekly Edition - 21 March 2015


Local News Report - Mobile Page


Thousands join race to find lifesaver for 7 year old Finn

THOUSANDS of people have joined a race against time to find someone who can save the life of a 7 year old boy.  Delete Blood Cancer UK has had several thousand people register with it as potential blood stem cell donors in the last week in response to an appeal for Finn McEwen. Finn, who is from Liverpool, has just been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a bone marrow disorder that in children can rapidly develop into acute myeloid leukaemia. He needs a blood stem cell donation from someone with the same tissue-type as him as that is the only potential cure for the condition, and so a matching donor is urgently sought for him.  Finn is funny, polite and bright, and a huge fan of Minecraft and football. He has a younger brother and sister, Lucas and Seren, His mum Carole says:- "Finn is the most mature, sensitive and caring 7-year-old you could ever meet, and his first thought is always for other people's feelings. He is the best big brother and is always looking out for his little brother, sister and cousins, who adore him. All I want for him now is to get well so that he can continue doing the things he loves. I would urge anyone who hasn't yet registered as a potential blood stem cell donor to take a few minutes to register. It is so easy to do, but so incredibly important."

Emphasising how crucial it is that people register, Joe Hallett, Donor Recruitment Manager at Delete Blood Cancer UK, said:- "We have seen a massive rise in people registering as a result of Finn's appeal but we need many, many more to register. Finding a tissue match is a bit like winning the lottery and the more people registered the better the chances of a patient finding their lifesaving match."

You can register in 5 minutes online and request a cheek swab kit that will enable you to do your own tissue test to become a potential blood stem cell donor through the Delete Blood Cancer UK website.


News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go to the mobile menu page for this edition. News Report Page Quick Flick

Read this page.

Southport Reporter (R) Bourder




 RSS Our Weekly Headlines


(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK


Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile. This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography. 

This is our media complains system...

We are regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint
Complaints Policy
Complaints Procedure
Whistle Blowing Policy


Southport Reporter® is the
Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope