Dad saves a stranger’s life after wife was inspired by brave Sunderland schoolgirl Chloe Gray

A dad has spoken of the incredible moment he was able to help save someone’s life.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 4:01 pm

Adam Waites has become a blood stem cell donor after his wife signed him up to the DKMS register a year ago.

Donors help provide life-saving treatment for patients with blood cancer or blood disorder who need a blood stem cell transplant.

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Adam Waites during his blood stem cell donation.

Her family launched a campaign to get people to sign up to the DKMS register to see if they could be a potentially life-saving match for Chloe or someone else in need.

In August the family’s prayers were answered after medics discovered a 9/10 match for the courageous youngster and now they are waiting to discuss the next steps.

Adam, who is dad to Jackson, four, said: “I've always wanted to do something worthwhile.

“I became a blood donor as soon as I was old enough and then I have my wife to thank for signing me up to the DKMS register a little over a year ago.

Adam Waites has become a blood stem cell donor.

“To my surprise I received a telephone call whilst on holiday in June telling me I was a positive match.

“It was incredible. After that phone call things started to move forward really quickly and very soon I underwent a full medical in Sheffield and arrangements were put in place for the stem cell donation.”

Herecently found out that his donation went to help someone in France.

Adam continued: “It has been a life-changing experience.

Adam and Sarah Waites with son Jackson, four.