Main content

'Blood donations let my daughter live life to the full'

Marilyn’s daughter Alice was diagnosed with leukaemia and died on her 27th birthday, following two-and-a-half years of treatment.

She had 144 blood transfusions during her time in hospital which enabled her to have some form of a normal life throughout her treatment.

Marilyn told BBC Radio 5 Live about how she now wants it to be made easier for people to give blood.

This clip is originally from 5 Live Breakfast on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Release date:


2 minutes