Thousands help to save young boy in a race against time to find a life-saving stem cell donor, battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee, 5, family issued a desperate plea after doctors warned he may only have months to get the life-saving treatment he needs.

It didn’t take long for the community to band together and what they could to save Oscar, from Worcester in England.

His local school, Pitmaston Primary School, opened their doors for a donor search over the weekend, and the turnout was remarkable — nearly 5000 potential donors braved the rain as they lined up to check if they were a stem-cell match for the little boy.

Close to 80 volunteers were on hand on Saturday and Sunday, working in shifts to ensure each and every person in the long queue could donate.

His mum issued a heartfelt thanks to the overwhelming response.

  • Love this kind of community spirit.


  • This is rather beautiful. So many people will help where they can.


  • I hope they find a match. It is nice to see so many people willing to try and make a difference.


  • So nice to see how the community answered to the mother’s appeal!!


  • What an amazing act of kindness. I really hope they find a match and he will be ok. Kids shouldn’t have to deal with things like this, so sad


  • This doesn’t surprise me. Human kindness still exists, it’s not often reported about, but it’s still out there. I hope it all turns out well for this little boy


  • What a beautiful act of kindness wishing the little boy all the best


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