Bone Marrow Donors

vearinVearin ,2, needs a miracle.  That miracle could be you.  His family is appealing to the Indian community to join the bone marrow registry in the hope that they find him a stem cell donor match.

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.

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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.


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Publisher & editor of Indian Spice.

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