#Match4Rajie

Rajie, from Hertfordshire, fighting acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Rajie needs a blood stem cell donor to beat diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Rajie, from Hertfordshire, has a beautiful smile as wide as his passion for cricket - and a firm eye on playing for England or the Indian Premier League one day. For him to return to health and achieve his dreams though, he needs a lifesaver.

In November 2017, Rajie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and has been treated with chemotherapy since. He had an early relapse in March 2018 and his best chance now is a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Harpreet, Rajie’s aunt, shared: “Since the diagnosis, Rajie's life in Hertfordshire, as well as his cricketing aspirations, have been put on hold. Rajie hasn't been able to do all the things he loves, go to school or see his friends and family as he used to.”

As no match has been found for Rajie,The search is on for Rajie - his family have launched a campaign #match4rajie to encourage more people to join the stem cell registry. The campaign has already had an overwhelming response with over 600 people who have registered at drives throughout the UK, but we need your help to give Rajie and other blood cancer patients as much of a chance as possible.

The process of saving his or someone else’s life could start as simply as registering on this page (and quicker than learning how to wield a cricket bat properly). Give hope to Rajie and other people fighting a blood cancer or blood disorder. If you have already registered you don’t need to do it again but spreading the word would be of massive help.

Please. #Match4Rajie.

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Your age, location and current health status are important. Check to see if you can become a blood stem cell donor.

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As a registered donor, you will be on standby to save life.

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To register you must weight at least 7 stone/13 lbs / 50 kg with a BMI below 40.

 

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Have you had any of these conditions?

Before you register, please check that you are able to donate by looking at the list below.

You will NOT be able to register if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Weight under 7 stone 12lbs/50kg
  • Obesity (i.e. body mass index (BMI) >40) 
  • Severe heart, lung or kidney diseases 
  • Severe illness of the central nervous system
  • Severe mental health conditions
  • Severe metabolic diseases
  • Additctions (alcohol, drugs, tablets)
  • Severe tropical infectious diseases
  • Infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, Syphilis 
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases or other severe chronic illnesses (e.g. diabetes or rheumatism)
  • Cancer (including being cancer-free, but having had cancer in the past). Exception: Basalioma and cervical carcinomain situ (if  fully removed)
  • Diseases of the haematopoeitic system (blood disorders)

If you have or have had in the past, a chronic or serious condition, or take any medication regularly, please discuss this with a member of our team for initial guidance by calling us on T:020 8747 5620 or sending an email to donor@dkms.org.uk.

How to become a blood stem cell donor

How to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS
How to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS

Watch this short video to see what it means to be a potential blood stem cell donor. A three-minute cheek swab will put you on standby to save a life.