Stem Cell

Woman whose sister was refused visa to UK for stem cell transplant dies

Woman whose sister was refused visa to UK for stem cell transplant dies
The Home Office said it was ‘not satisified’ that Martha would be a genuine visitor or had funds to cover the trip (Picture: PA)

A woman whose sister was refused entry to the UK to give her a stem cell transplant has died from leukaemia.

May Brown, 24, who had a three-year-old daughter, Selina, hit the headlines last year after pleading with the Home Office to allow her sister into the UK.

According to the family, the Home Office said it was ‘not satisfied’ that her sister Martha, from Nigeria, would be a genuine visitor or had the funds to cover the costs of the trip.

But that decision was overturned following a campaign and the stem cell transplant…