Desperate parents make heart-breaking YouTube appeal to find stem cell donor for one-year-old daughter dying from …

Margot Martini's form of leukaemia is so rare, doctors have only seen three similar cases in the last decade

The parents of a one-year-old girl dying from an extremely rare form of leukaemia have made a desperate global appeal to find her a stem cell donor.

Margot Martini was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital aged just 14 months last October.

She needed an immediate blood transfusion and spent the next ten days on life support.

Her parents Vicki and Yasser have been told she has a form of leukaemia so rare her consultant has seen only three such cases in the last decade.

They have made a desperate appeal via YouTube in a bid to find a stem cell donor who could save her life.

Yasser told Sky News: "Margot needs to receive a stem cell donation from someone with a similar tissue type as hers. So we are on a worldwide search for a donor - and unfortunately, without much luck to date."

Because Margot's leukaemia is so rare, Margot's parents are organising national "donor drives" where volunteers can register in the hope that someone will be a perfect match.

Anyone who wants to can request a saliva swab kit which can be used at home or register at designated medical centres on three separate "donor days".

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