Vearin Ethan Naidoo was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a life threatening blood disorder, in April 2013. Strini (Das) and Lavina Naidoo of Weltervreden Park now face the likelihood of losing their son if a matching bone marrow stem cell donor is not speedily found.
To avoid delays on the day we urge donors to pre-register by contacting The Sunflower Fund toll free 0800 12 10 82, (weekdays) between 8.30 and 16.30, by no later than Thursday, 25th July.
The Pink Aliceband Campaign will be sponsoring the test costs.
The odds of finding a donor match are 1:100 000 and most likely to be found within your ethnic group as the “markers” that are tested when searching for a match are genetically inherited. It only takes two test tubes of blood to become a bone marrow stem cell donor and if you are a perfect donor match for a leukaemia patient, bone marrow is not surgically removed. If you are between the ages of 18 and 45, weigh over 50kgs with a BMI of <30 and no history of sexually transmitted diseases and would like to become a bone marrow stem cell donor to help anyone suffering from a life-threatening blood disorder please call our toll-free no or visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za.