Community centre recruitment event for Fathima

Fathima is 25 and she has acute myeloid leukaemia. She is a good example of why we need more people to join the UK Stem Cell Registry. Her only chance of survival is finding a matching donor who is willing to donate some of their blood stem cells. One of the myths surrounding blood stem cell donation is that most people can find a matching donor within their family. Unfortunately this isn’t true, as most people rely on the generosity of strangers to join the registry, and then to donate some of their blood stem cells if they are identified as having matching tissue type.

Although Fathima is a twin, her twin sister isn’t a suitable match and is sadly unable to donate her blood stem cells to her. The rest of her family were also tested to see if they have a matching tissue type to Fathima, but unfortunately none of them were identified as being a suitable match. Sadly this is common and only around 30% of people find a matching donor within their family. Do you have Sri Lankan heritage? Fathima is relying on people to join the blood stem cell registry to help her find a matching donor. As her heritage is Sri Lankan, she is appealing especially to those with a similar heritage to join the registry, as this is likely to provide the most suitable match for her. JOIN US To find out if you are a matching donor for Fathima or someone just like her, all it takes is a simple swab of the inside of your cheek and 15 minutes of your time. If you are in general good health, between the ages of 18-55 you can become a potential blood stem cell donor and pre-registration is possible from the age of 17. We’re not stopping until we find a matching donor for every person in need!

Event information

Event date:
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 14:3017:30
Event address:
Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre
Event address:
2 Whitefrirs Avenue
Harrow
London
HA3 5RN
United Kingdom

Contact organiser

Contact organizer name:
Aga Chrosciel
Contact organizer email:
agnieszka.chrosciel@deletebloodcancer.org.uk
Contact organizer phone:
020 3176 7631

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