Don’t delay! There couldn’t be an easier way to save a life!
South Asians like Veer currently only have a 20% chance of finding a good match. By diversifying the registers, their chance of survival will increase.
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IT'S REALLY EASY TO GET REGISTERED!
If you register online, you get a kit in the post to swab your cheek at home, and then send the swab back in the post. That’s it! No blood tests required!
Once registered, you can be matched against any patient (globally) searching for a donor. If you do match, you will have the rare opportunity to save a life.
Blood group is not a factor in the matching process, so even if you have a rare group, get yourself registered.
This is the story of Veer, a Gujarati Jain boy from London (UK).
He has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that means his stem cell production is reducing, and so his blood cells are also on a decline.
As a result, he needs a stem cell transplant. For this he needs a generous stem cell donor from anywhere in the world. You could be the one to save his life, or others in a similar position.
Veer was born in April 2016. He is a very smart, adventurous young boy. He is very energetic and brings a lot of joy to all those around him, young and old. Veer and his elder sister Suhani have been raised with strong cultural values.
The family is very religious, following Jain traditions strictly. Both Veer and Suhani go to Pathshala every Sunday, with classes conducted by their father Nirav. As such, the family are ensuring the peaceful religion thrives outside India.
It is very difficult for Indians to find a matched donor, because there are very few Indians on the registers. The chances for Veer are around 20%. His chances will increase significantly if many more Indians (and especially Gujaratis) will register as donors.
So please ACT NOW!... YOU could be the ONE who has the stem cells to SAVE A LIFE!!
Frequently asked questions
How do I join the donor register?
How can I get involved with Veer's campaign
If you’re thinking of volunteering so that you can help Veer or someone like him simply click here to register your interest. We need help with lots of things. We’ll keep in touch with you to keep you informed of all the actitivities you’re undertaking and you can then decide where you think you’ll be able to help.