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Lauren faced two bone marrow transplants by age 23

Perth-based Lauren Menegola was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at age 21. After a number of gruelling rounds of chemotherapy, Lauren underwent an unrelated bone marrow transplant.

Just as life was getting back on track for Lauren, she was told that she had relapsed – just 11 months after her bone marrow transplant.

Lauren was angry and was scared for the challenge that lay ahead of her. The challenge was to search across the world for a bone marrow match, and they had to search high and low.

Lauren’s story is a remarkable one which really shows the power of the human spirit – and having a supportive network rallying behind you.

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Last updated on May 17th, 2024

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