Our 2016 appeal

Thank you for visiting Yusuf's campaign page. Heartbreakingly, Yusuf passed away on Monday 5 December.

In memory of Yusuf, we are keeping our campaign running until the end of the year as planned.

For many blood cancer patients, a blood stem cell donation is their only chance of survival. Tragically many patients in the UK never find the lifesaving blood stem cell donor match they need. This isn’t because a match doesn’t exist, it’s simply because there aren’t enough people registered as donors. That’s why we work tirelessly to increase the size and diversity of the blood stem cell registry. Funds raised through this campaign will help us reach more people who are willing to register and become potential life savers.

Yusuf was a brave, energetic and loving little boy and everyone at DKMS in the UK has been touched by this painful news. We will continue the fight against blood cancer in memory of Yusuf and all the other children and adults whose lives have been cut short.

If you would like to leave a message for Yusuf's family, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Young-Yusufs-Search-for-a-Bone-Marrow-Match-147... or post using the #yusufssearch hashtag.