German footballer taking week off to help leukemia patient

From FOX Sports - March 12, 2018

VENLO, Netherlands (AP)German forward Lennart Thy will miss a weeks training with VVV-Venlo and the Dutch sides next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.

The club says Thy, who is loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.

The 26-year-old Thy found out last week he has a full DNA-match with a particular patient. Seven years ago, he donated DNA to see if he could possibly help a leukemia patient at some stage in the future.


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