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Baby Reign Finishes Treatment For Rare Blood Disorder

 

A child at the heart of a huge summer appeal here in the Vale of Glamorgan has finished his treatment for a rare blood disorder and will now continue his recovery at home.

One-year-old Reign, from Barry, was diagnosed with the rare blood condition, Primary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in August, which causes the body to react inappropriately to some form of trigger, usually an infection. The condition, in its primary form, is genetic and only affects one in every million boys.

Reign was at the centre of a huge campaign, both here in the Vale and beyond over the summer, with the hashtag #ReignsArmy spawned, as the stricken tot was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to save his life. Thankfully, after months of searching, a matching donor was found for Reign in November and he received a transplant.

Now, two months on, Reign completed his treatment this week and was able to ring the "end of treatment" bell to signify the miraculous milestone in the young boy's life.

The news was shared by charity, DKMS UK who are dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. In their post, DKMS said:

"FANTASTIC NEWS - baby Reign rang the end of treatment bell this week!! 🔔🔔🔔

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"One-year-old Reign, from Barry, was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in August this year.

"Thankfully, after a few months of searching, Reign found his matching donor and in November he received a transplant.

"Join us in wishing little Reign all the best with his continued recovery."

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