Thousands spread urgent transplant appeal to save little Charlie Craig

Charlie Craig who needs a bone marrow transplant
Charlie Craig who needs a bone marrow transplant

THOUSANDS of people have used social media to spread the urgent appeal for a bone barrow transplant to save little two-year-old Charlie Craig.

Charlie, whose mum Cliodhna Craig is from Cookstown, has been battling Acute Myeloid Leukaemia since January 2013 and he now requires immediate chemotherapy and a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Over the last three days, more than 30,000 people have viewed the appeal on the Mid Ulster Mail website, with another 3,000 sharing the page on Facebook.

Doctors have told Charlie’s parents that he should prepare for ‘the fight of his life’, but they note that members of the public can help make a difference.

The cure for cancer can be as simple as donating blood, bone marrow or stem cells.

Charlie’s family are hosting a donation day in Cookstown on March 22nd.

The venue will be Holy Trinity College and the family would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along, you never know, you could save a life.

If you cannot make it to the testing day in Cookstown on March 22nd, you can go online either to (those aged 16-30) or (those aged 16-55) to complete the application form. If eligible, potential donors will receive a ‘spit kit’ in the post.