Viewers of Channel 4’s Body Shock programme Turtle Boy last night saw Great Ormond Street Hospital plastic surgeon, Mr Neil Bulstrode, travel to Colombia to help remove a huge birthmark from a six-year-old boy, Didier.
Six-year-old Herb suffers from a rare syndrome called NEMO deficiency, which severely affects his immune system. His story, and how he received a transplant with his brother’s bone marrow at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), features in the third series of the BBC Great Ormond Street documentary.
A national shortage of black, Asian and mixed race donors is putting desperately ill children of mixed-race backgrounds at a significant disadvantage, experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital have warned.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we try to achieve the highest standards in our clinical care and also in the services we provide for children, young people and families. We want to exceed your expectations so we try to improve what we do and how we do it all the time.
Jessica, now 15, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis a week before her first birthday. Her story, and how she decided to have a lung transplant with the support of her family and the transplant team, features in the third series of the BBC Great Ormond Street documentary.