'Life saving donor' call from boy's dad
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Dad of 'boy who lived in bubble' wants life-saving donors

A three-year-old boy with a rare condition who had to live in a "bubble" to prevent infections during his treatment has started school.

Macsen Oatway from Neath has LAD1, a condition which affects his immune system and is so rare only 400 people in the world have it.

He spent weeks at a specialist isolation unit known in Newcastle.

Macsen received a series of blood transfusions, chemotherapy and a bone marrow treatment and his father, Richard, called on people to become donors to save lives.

  • 05 May 2017