Two year old Chloe suffers from a rare blood condition called Diamond Blackfan Anaemia. This means that her bone marrow does not create new red blood cells, causing her to become severly anaemic very quickly. There are thought to be around 125 sufferers in the UK and only 700 worldwide.
As a result, Chloe has blood transfusions every 4-5 weeks, recieving her first two whilst still in the womb. The tot is the youngest person in the UK to have a port fitted in her chest, after her veins collapsed from being over used.
When Chloe reaches the age of ten, she will be strong enough to undergo chemotherapy and receive a bone marrow transplant. Until then, she will need more than thirty five pints of blood and will have had around 120 transfusions to keep her alive.
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