Graham Barnell was
diagnosed with Acute
Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) on the 13th April 2007. The only chance of a cure was for him to receive a Bone Marrow Transplant.
Cross in Australia searched the Bone
Marrow Registries worldwide for 9 months to find a match but Graham has a rare tissue type and a match was not found.
Thanks to generous donations of over $400,000, Graham was able to
travel from his home in Melbourne, Australia to Seattle in the USA for life-saving
treatment in April 2008.
He was the 8th person in the world to receive
Stem Cell Transplant using manipulated stem cells from two umbilical
The treatment was a complete success and he is now leukaemia
He is back in Melbourne, recovering from the treatment but still
has outstanding medical bills of $416,000.
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