YOU COULD SAVE THE LIFE
Veer is 4. He has a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anaemia, and so his bone marrow is not functioning properly.
He needs to find a lifesaving stem cell donor if he is to survive.
Registering to be a stem cell donor is easy. No blood tests, just a swab of the inside of the cheek. Takes just a few minutes to become a potential LIFESAVER
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. Watch the video below to learn more about the campaign.
It is super easy to register, requiring only a cheek swab. And if you are matched to someone, the donation process is usually similar to giving blood.
The videos below give you a good insight into the processes for both registering and donating.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Naturally, you may want more information before hitting the Register button.
The following gives the answers to the most common questions.
Why should I join the stem cell donor register?
If I am a match, what does donation involve?
What are the two methods for donating stem cells?
1. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation
What do I have to do to register?
For most registers, you fill out a form on line, where your eligibility will be checked. If you are eligible, you will be sent a swab test kit through the post. You spend a few minutes swabbing the inside of your cheek with the swabs provided, let them dry off, and pop them back in the envelope provided to send back to the registering organisation. It's as simple as that.
For a more comprehensive listing of FAQs (as well as a useful myth buster), click on the button below.*
*Note that this has been prepared by Datri in India, and some of the information is specific to them. But the majority is common information that is applicable anywhere.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
There are other ways in which you can help Veer and others like him.
If you are not eligible to become a donor, or you want to do more to help out, please take a look at the options below.