This is the story of a 75 years old Erica Henderson, a British grandmother, who creates medical history by donating stem cells as the oldest donor ever to save the life of her brother.
As per strict medical rules the life-saving stem cells can only be donated by people up to the age of 70, which - means Erica was the oldest person ever in the world to donate stem cells.
Erica’s younger brother 69 years old Paul Hallowes who was suffering from leukaemia would have died without the stem cell therapy but despite having three children and five grandchildren a suitable donor could not be found.
Doctors searched the national database of 600,000 blood donors but it could not find anyone matching his rare blood group, Omega Negative.
When things were getting tougher for Mr Hallowes, and he was told that he was just couple of years to live, then like a miracle doctors found a 100% match with his sister.
Though 75 years old but doctors at Royal Marsden Hospital in London found Erica totally fit and healthy for the procedure .
The stem cell transplantation took place in October last year and as per recent report Mr Hallowes is now in remission.