‘I donated stem cells to save my brother’s life - and I’d do it for another match in a heartbeat’

There are few bonds closer than that between a brother and sister, but siblings James Leigh and Susan Hunter actually share the same DNA. That’s because Susan, from Henlow, donated stem cells for a transplant to save James’ life when he had a relapse of stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer affecting his bone marrow. Now 57-year-old Susan has surprised her family by revealing she is training for the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for stem cell research.