Esha, aged four, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in May this year.
Esha had been rushed to the doctors in May after losing her appetite, becoming lethargic and developing bruises on her legs. After a number of blood tests, her parents were given the devastating news that she had leukaemia.
“She desperately needs to find a stem cell donor to save her life. It could be you.” said her aunt, Lavanya.
“South Asians are heavily underrepresented on the register and it is much more difficult for patients with a diverse ethnic heritage to find a matching donor.”
Currently only 2% of the UK population are registered as potential blood stem cell donors, and just 13% of those on the register come from minority ethnic backgrounds. This means patients from minority ethnic communities have low chance of finding a matching stem cell donor.
We welcome donors from any ethnicity but Esha needs a donor now, and people from a similar background, South Asians, are most likely to be a match for her and give her the best possibility for a second chance of life.
If you’re aged 17-55 and in general good health, please consider joining the register by clicking the button below, you may be the one person Esha needs as a potential lifesaver.