Jamie’s dad to be stem cells donor

Father of Jamie Inglis to be stem cells donor

9:37am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News By Kate Liptrot, kate.liptrot@thepress.co.uk

THE father of a six-year-old boy bravely fighting cancer is likely to be a stem cell donor for medical treatment which could potentially save his life.

Jamie Inglis has a 75 per cent chance of survival if he successfully goes through a clinical trial in Germany, according to his oncologist at Leeds General Infirmary, an expert on neuroblastoma.

This form of cancer is so aggressive that treatment in the UK is inadequate and will prolong Jamies life only for months, so his family are in the process of raising 250,000 to fund the treatment. They have currently raised about 80,000.

Jamies parents, John and Vicky, of Kelfield, near Selby , have been tested to see who would be the most appropriate donor.

John has been chosen by the experts because he has the best properties to assist Jamies immune system, which does not recognise cancer cells.

He is due to travel to Germany in early August, when he will have tests to detect any defects and to clarify that he can definitely be a donor.

Mr Inglis said: We are really pleased, we feel quite positive we have got to the main point, which is killing the disease he had. We are getting closer to receiving the treatment. He said Jamie is also due for an appointment with his oncologist next week and for an MRI scan soon.

Jamie, a pupils at Lord Deramores Primary School in York, is due to travel to undergo treatment in Tubingen in Germany from August 20.

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Jamie’s dad to be stem cells donor