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VVV Venlo's Lennart Thy taking time off to help leukemia patient

Lennart Thy of VVV Venlo during the Dutch Eredivisie match against Excelsior Rotterdam.
Werder Bremen loannee Lennart Thy in action for VVV Venlo in the Eredivisie.

VENLO, Netherlands -- German forward Lennart Thy will miss a week's training with VVV Venlo and the Dutch side's next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.

The club says Thy, who is on loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.

The 26-year-old Thy found out last week he has a full DNA-match with a particular patient....