EVEN the snow couldn’t stop potentially life-saving treatment for a favourite Clydebank High teacher.

Graham Simpson is back in the Beatson for a planned bone marrow transplant on Thursday.

He was due to start a week of chemotherapy leading up to the operation and the chemistry teacher’s wife, Lorraine, was full of praise for hospital staff.

She told the Post: “Everything went to plan, despite the snow. I managed to get him to the hospital on the Wednesday as an out patient to get the Hickman Line [for chemo] fitted into his chest and then into the Beatson on the Thursday.

“The chemo started on the Friday and will continue until Wednesday with the transplant on Thursday, all things being well. The hospital staff have been amazing some walking two or three hours to and from work and then doing a 12-hour shift, many others just sleeping at the hospital for three days to make sure they didn’t miss a shift. It’s amazing dedication.”

She added: “And yet all we hear on social media is that there’s no bread.”

Known as Dr Simpson to pupils, the 55-year-old was diagnosed with blood cancer Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in November and Clydebank High pupils raised more than £22,000 in just weeks to thank the Beatson.

A 26-year-old bone marrow donor was found in Switzerland but the success of the potential match can take a lengthy period to determine.