Kathryn Cartwright died peacefully following an insurmountable infection in her liver, a few days before her 29th birthday.
In 2008 Kathryn was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). She went on to have two stem cell transplants – one from her sister and one from an Anthony Nolan donor.
Kathryn documented her treatment and recovery in a popular blog, with her honesty and sense of humour helping many to better understand the reality of stem cell transplant. Her determination and willingness to help others then led Kathryn to volunteer as one of our Young Ambassadors.