Eight-year-old Michael, recently diagnosed with aplastic anaemia

Eight-year-old Michael was recently diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, and his family are trying to raise awareness for people like him who are fighting blood cancer. While he should be carefree and spending his time playing Xbox games and Lego with his siblings, he hasn’t been able to do so.

"There is absolutely nothing we can do except hold his hand," his mum Tracey said. "He doesn't understand what's going on because we've never experienced anything like this in the family. It's just so hard because he's so young. The weekend before this all started he was playing in the park and running around – it just came out of nowhere.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that Michael’s sister is a match, but we are fighting for this charity for EVERYONE.”

At DKMS, we support the #Match4Michael and encourage everyone between the ages of 17 - 55 and in general good health to regsiter as a potential blood stem cell donor. Help us increase the pool of donors and give people like Michael hope of beating their blood cancer or blood disorder. 

Register today and go on standby to save the life of people who are desperately waiting for their lifesaver.