Sitemap is a website for the benefit of mixed-race families, individuals and anyone who feels they have a multiracial identity and want to join us.

Our mission is to offer a view of the mixed-race experience, highlighting icons, film, books, poetry, parenting techniques, celebrities, real lives and much more.

Our online forums are a great place to meet others, ask questions, voice your opinions and keep in touch. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and delve into our pages.

Want to join in? Become an Intermix member to take part:

Help Save Teacher Sarah

Mark and Sarah ThompsonNational appeal for mixed-race donors.

When Mark and Sarah fell in love in February 2003 it seemed like a fairytale ending was on the cards. Both born to English mothers and Jamaican fathers they had much in common. They each shared a love for working with young people and each had chosen to become a teacher.

The relationship blossomed. Mark proposed during Christmas 2003 and the pair became officially engaged on Sarah's birthday the following January.

In May of the same year they had a party early to celebrate Mark's birthday, the wedding was planned and organised for July, the dresses had been bought and the couple were excited and looking forward to the wonderful day.

The day following the party Sarah complained of feeling unwell and was and was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). After several sessions of Chemotherapy Sarah went into remission and completed her treatment in November 2005.

The couple were obviously delighted and in March 2005 were married. Sarah went back to work in April and things seemed to be getting back to normal.

Then in December 2005 just three days before Christmas the couple were told that the cancer had returned and that treatment would begin again before the new-year.

Sarah and Mark decided to grasp every last moment of health and freedom and escaped for five wonderful days in Tenerife and on their return Sarah went into hospital to begin chemotherapy in the first week of January 2006.

The very powerful combination of drugs they are using to treat Sarah leave her with no immune system, making very minor infections life threatening. The couple have been told Sarah will need a bone marrow transplant in order to make a full and sustainable recovery.

Unable to find a match for Sarah in their family Mark and Sarah and have now launched an appeal called like2like to try and find a suitable bone marrow donor.

Sarah's husband mark said, 'Living in one of the most culturally and racially diverse and integrated cities in the world means that I know one thing for certain. There is someone out there in London tonight who is a tissue type match with Sarah. All we have to is convince them to come forward and join the register and the doctors will do the rest.' are keen to help find a match for Sarah and are urging all our members to register as a bone marrow donor. If you are unsure of how to register click here to visit our help page. Even if you can't help Sarah you may be able to help save someone else's life. It's not everyday you get the chance to save someone's life.

Read more about Mark and Sarah's Appeal:
Find out more about becoming a bone marrow donor:
Read a related news article:
View this months news:


Take a look around

• About Us
• Adoption & Fostering
• Academic Papers
• Books
• Celebs & Stars
• Competitions
• Events
• Film

• Glossary
• Health & Beauty

• Intermix Forums

• In The News
• Latest Features

• Mixed-Race Icons
• Mixed-Race Poetry
• Music

• Parenting & Families
• Photo Gallery
• Support