Chemo victim’s last chance -- and how you can help

Apr 20, 2017

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Chemo bungle victim Andrew Knox has put out a public call to become a stem cell donor.

He told FIVEaa’s David and Will that his upcoming trip to Melbourne for a stem cell transplant was his “last chance”.

“If I don’t get that stem cell transplant I’ll be dead by August,” he said. “It’s a death and glory situation… It’s far from certain, but it’s the only chance I have.”

David and Will podcast on iTunes here.

Andrew urged listeners to sign up to become a stem cell donor:

“If anybody is concerned about what’s happened to us, the thing they can do to help us -- and to help their friends and family -- is to jam the switchboard of the Red Cross donor centre and become a stem cell donor.

“It’s painless. It’s not actually bone marrow, but it will certainly, in all probability, save a life.

“All you have to be is healthy and between 18 and 45.”

Andrew was one of 10 people diagnosed with cancer and given a lower than required dose of chemotherapy after a bungle within SA Health.

David Penberthy called it: “one of the most shameful episodes ever to have occurred in the South Australian health system.”

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