Veer urgently needs a blood stem cell donation

21 July 2020

Veer is 4. He has a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anaemia, so his bone marrow is not functioning properly.​

He needs to find a lifesaving blood stem cell donor if he is to survive.

Veer’s situation has become very urgent, and he needs to find a match soon if he is to beat this disease.

Please watch this video from his parents, making an urgent appeal for your help.

As Veer is of an Indian heritage, his chances of finding a match are lower because of the fewer number of people from minority ethnic groups on the register.

Currently, people from a black or Asian background have just a 20% chance of finding a match from a stranger. People from a white, north-European background have a 69% chance.

Therefore it is more important than ever for as many people as possible to sign up as a potential lifesaver – both for Veer, and the many other people searching for their match.

 

How you can help

If you’d like to register as a potential blood stem cell donor you can check your eligibility and request a home swab kit today.

Anyone aged between 17-55 and in general good health can go on standby as a potential lifesaver. If you're not eligible or you're already registered, why not check the other ways to get involved in the fight against blood cancer or help us cover donor registration costs?