Father of two, Kapil, has been diagnosed with myelofibrosis
Kapil is a dentist and loving father of two, with a third child on the way. Sadly, he has been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called myelofibrosis and doctors have told him that his only chance of survival is a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor. Like many people, Kapil does not have a matching donor within his family so is reliant on one being found on a stem cell registry somewhere around the world.
Kapil said: “My bone marrow is unable to produce the needed red blood cells and so I get a blood transfusion every 2-3 weeks. I am 45 years old and I have two children, aged three and five, and my wife and I are expecting our third child. My condition is deteriorating very quickly and my ONLY chance of survival is getting a stem cell transplant as soon as possible. My brother and sister are not a close enough “match” to be my donor. For that, I need help from you. Please help me by registering . You could save my life.”
A matching donor for Kapil is most likely to be someone who shares a similar Indian ancestry with him, however, anyone could be his match. If you are aged between 17-55, haven’t joined the UK stem cell registry and are in general good health, you can register as a potential blood stem cell donor. You could be a match for Kapil, or anyone else in need of a blood stem cell donation.