Transplant tests for boy, 2

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The Independent Online
DOCTORS will today begin tests on Rhys Daniels, aged two, who looks likely soon to have a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.

Rhys, from Epping, Essex, is to be investigated at the bone marrow unit at Bristol Children's Hospital.

He has been at the centre of a legal battle by his parents to reverse the closure of Westminster Children's Hospital, London.

Time is short for Rhys, who has Batten's Disease, a rare genetic disorder which can lead to dementia and blindness. It is fatal before the age of seven, and no one has had a transplant for the inherited disorder.