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Donny and the Professor Cure Blood Cancer

Science is capable of some pretty amazing things.

As Donny and the Professor are about to find out, it can cure blood cancer. With the help of a generous donor, a bit of transplant magic, and some clever stem cells lurking in your bone marrow...

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Donny and the Professor in the science lab

DONNY:

Hey there, Professor! What are we doing today? Time travel? Mission to Mars? Cleaning the gunk off your bathroom tiles?

PROFESSOR:

Today we’re doing something better, Donny. Much, much better. Come and take a look at this.

The Professor giving a slide show on blood cancer

PROFESSOR:

These are – wait, no. Sorry. Old holiday photo. *These* are white blood cells. Part of your immune system. They keep you from keeling over every time you sneeze.

Leukaemic white blood cells under a microscope

PROFESSOR:

But these ugly twerps are leukaemic white blood cells. Blood cancer infects your cells, Donny, stops them from working, makes them useless. And they take over faster than you can say haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

The Professor is looking into a microscope by a Chemistry set, Donny looks at his hand with a magnifying glass

DONNY:

That doesn’t sound good, Professor.

PROFESSOR:

Because it’s not. You know what your immune system is really good for, Donny? Staying alive. Blood cancer tries to get in the way of that.

The Professor is bothered by a fly as he boards the Diminiship

PROFESSOR:

And that’s why we’re going to get inside the Diminiship, shrink ourselves down to a cellular level, and cure us some blood cancer. Here – hold that. And don’t touch anything, OK?

A large fly goes by the windscreen of the Diminiship

DONNY:

Professor, what are you talking about? Everyone knows there’s no cure for cancer.

PROFESSOR:

Donny, with the right science, a dose of inspiration, and a hefty amount of research, anything is possible. Like, for example, a cure for blood cancer. C’mon – I’ll show you what I mean.

Episode 1/3 - Next Episode due: Out Now - Before you go, why not sign up to be a stem cell donor?

NEXT TIME:

In episode two, Donny and the Professor learn about the awesome power of stem cells – and how they can reboot the immune system.

 

Donny and the Professor Cure Blood Cancer

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