Success for fiance's online campaign to find stem cell donor

They were also encouraged to tweet out a photo of themselves shaking their face to show they had joined the register, and to nominate a friend to do the same. Her plea was retweeted thousands of times, and less than a month later, a match has been found.

Ms Robertson described the success of her campaign as "astounding", saying "A matching donor means that we can go ahead with Mike's bone marrow transplant. We know we have a rocky road ahead as a transplant is a serious procedure, but knowing there is a good match for Mike is a fantastic boost that we desperately needed.

"We are hugely grateful to the selfless person who has stepped forward to help Mike, and to everyone who has pledged to do the same for someone else, by joining the Anthony Nolan register."

The transplant is scheduled to take place in June, but the name of the donor has to remain confidential due to anonymity regulations.

Ann OLeary, Head of Register Development at Anthony Nolan, said: "We are absolutely delighted that a matching donor has been found for Mike... Its our goal to find a match for everyone who needs a transplant so its wonderful that Mikes friends and family are carrying on the fight against blood cancer and urging even more people to come forward and support the work of Anthony Nolan."

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