An Indian woman diagnosed with cancer needs an immediate stem cell donor to save her life. The closest match would be from her own ethnic background but her chances will increase with a high percentage of people giving a simple sample.
An excerpt from the Guardian:
A 24-year-old student has just two months to find a stem cell donor to save her life after being diagnosed with cancer.
Just a few months ago, Vithiya Alphons, who lives next to Banbury Reservoir, Walthamstow, had just started back at Cardiff University for her final year.
But just days into her final year studying optometry, with a graduate job at Specsavers secured, she was given the shattering news that she had an aggressive form of leukaemia.
She had just finished unpacking in her my new room when she came down with a fever, severe sickness and pain in her leg.
Vithiya then went to see her GP, had a blood test and was told she had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, cancer of the blood.
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To sign up to the donor list go to www.anthonynolan.org if you’re 16-30.
For more information phone the charity on: 0303 303 0303