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

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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