My father was in last chance saloon
Thursday, 20 April 2017
THE family of a Portstewart businessman, whose life was saved when he received bone marrow from his brother, are fronting a new drive aimed at encouraging others to become donors.
Val McGeough was aged just 51 when he became seriously ill with Aplastic anemia, a rare disease in which the bone marrow and the hematopietic stem cells that reside there are damaged.
He underwent a series of failed treatments and was facing an uncertain future before it was discovered his brother Martin was a match - a one in 100 chance.
A successful operation followed and today, ten years on, the owner of the Portstewart Clothing Company enjoys a qualify of life thought impossible a decade ago.
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