Francis Oldham


Three-month-old Francis, from Liverpool, urgently needs your help. His parents have received the heartbreaking news that their new baby has an aggressive form of blood cancer, and doctors have told them that a stem cell transplant is his only chance of a cure.

Francis’ parents first spotted an unexplained bruise on his arm when he was just six weeks old. After blood tests failed to reveal anything abnormal, Francis eventually became incredibly ill and tired, until a bone marrow biopsy revealed that he had acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Francis’ AML is aggressive - his biopsy showed that his bone marrow was 80% cancer cells.


If you’re aged 16-30 you can give Francis, and others like him, hope for a second chance of life by joining the stem cell register.

Finding out that our baby has blood cancer has completely turned our world upside down. You never think something like this will happen to you, you feel so desperate. We’re devastated that Francis is having to face something so hard so young.

If you’re able to sign up, please consider becoming a stem cell donor. You could save the life of someone like Francis and give hope to their loved ones too.

Anna, Francis' mum