Karla loses life battle—despite finding transplant donor

YOUNG mum Karla Neckles has lost her battle against leukaemia just days after a bone marrow match was found for her. She died at Bart’s Hospital after being diagnosed earlier this year

By Julia Gregory

YOUNG mum Karla Neckles has lost her battle against leukaemia just days after a bone marrow match was found for her.

She died at Bart’s Hospital in the City after being diagnosed earlier this year. She leaves two young sons.

I*t follows an appeal in East London for donors by Debbie Finlay Lawrence, the grandmother of one of her children, seven-moth-old Josh.

Debbie had appealed to friends to register as potential donors with the Anthony Nolan Trust.


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A match for Karla was eventually found in Germany. But she was weakened by the leukaemia.

Karla died on Sunday before she could have the transplant.

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