LEUKAEMIA sufferer Jamie Haigh expects to have a bone marrow transplant in the new year.
The 13-year-old from Waterloo found out last week that one of three donors to come forward was a potential match.
Further tests are to be carried out on the sample before medics confirm the transplant can go ahead.
"They have got to do a few more tests, but they plan on using it. That will be in the new year," said Jamie's mum Maxine.
"It's really good news. It means that something is going to go ahead and hopefully she's going to do OK."
It also means Jamie will be able to stay at home over Christmas.
Final confirmation that the bone marrow donation matches Jamie's tissue type will come on November 26.
Jamie, a pupil at Almondbury High School, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in June.