In 2019, Veer three was sadly diagnosed with Fanconi Anaemia, a rare genetic disease. As a result, his bone marrow does not function properly. His family have been told that his best hope of survival is a blood stem cell transplant.
Unfortunately Veer’s sister, the most likely family member to be a good match was found not to be. So the family must look to the stem cell register for an unrelated donor.
Currently only 2% of the UK population are registered as potential blood stem cell donors, and just 13% come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Patients from the BAME community also have just a 20% chance of finding a stem cell donor compared to 69% from those of a Northern European background.
Let’s change these statistics together and change lives. Every donor could make the difference. You could make a difference.
If you’re aged 17-55 and in general good health, request a swab kit to become a potential blood stem cell donor today.
If you are unable to register as a potential donor, we would be very grateful if you could consider making a contribution towards the cost of a registration.