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The emotional first meeting between a 13-year-old cancer patient and the German donor who saved his life has been captured on video. Jack Withers was just 10 when was told he had six months to live, but a bone marrow donor came forward and saved his life. A video shows Jack and his donor, Michael Merten, 27, embracing each other before Mr Merten is surrounded and hugged by members of Jack’s family. In 2015, Jack was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer called Myelodysplatic syndrome (MDS) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Strict donation rules mean that donors and recipients cannot meet for a set amount of time, and both parties must request the meeting.
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