Birkan is 31 years old and he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma 10 years ago and has successfully overcome the disease twice! He has been told it could come back a third time and if it does, he will need to receive blood stem cells from a matching donor. He is more likely to find his matching donor from someone with a Turkish background.
Birkan said: "My beloved wife, family and friends are what I live for. I try to see a light in every situation and I believe it is my love of life and positive attitude that has helped me overcome cancer twice before. I am urging all those from a Turkish background to register as a potential blood stem cell donor".
Register as a blood stem cell donor and you could save a life. To find out if you are a matching donor for Birkan, or someone just like him, 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!
Together against blood cancer.
- Event date:
- Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 14:00 – 19:00
- Event address:
Hackney Downs ParkDowns Park RoadUnited KingdomLondonE5 8NP
- Contact organizer name:
- Karolina Cichosz
- Contact organizer email:
- Contact organizer phone:
- 020 3176 7634