Rachel Lavin: How do you thank a life-saving stranger?
Three years on from a life-saving stem cell transplant, Rachel Lavin reflects on the kindness of the anonymous donor who helped her finally kill cancer
Last Saturday was a landmark anniversary for me. As I stood in the centre of a balloon-filled room surrounded by dear friends, I blew out the sparkling candles on a cake as they sang 'Happy Birthday'.
But they weren't celebrating the date of my birth, rather my rebirth.
It was a birthday party for my immune system, which is three-years-old this month after being anonymously donated to me through a life-saving stem cell transplant in 2013.