Community answers cancer patient’s call for marrow donors

Blood Centre sees boost in donors after leukaemia patient Pablo Ráez's open letter on Facebook went viral

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Marbella mayor José Bernal participated in a local donation drive this Monday

THE people of Málaga province are turning out in force in answer to a call by a 20-year-old Marbella man with leukaemia, whose open letter on Facebook urging people to donate bone marrow went viral (CDSN last week).

Since Pablo Ráez posted his letter on August 21 – and it sped across the internet and was covered in local and national media – the province’s Blood Transfusion Centre has seen a surge of people donating blood and registering as marrow donors.

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