Neasden temple to hold blood stem recruitment drive for more Asian donors
- Credit: Archant
A charity is holding a recruitment drive in Neasden tomorrow to encourage more Asian residents to join the blood stem donor register and potentially save the life of a 10-year-old boy.
Delete Blood Cancer UK will be at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Brentfield Road, between 3pm- 8pm, to highlight the case of Dushyant Metha who has been diagnosed with Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC).
The condition impairs the ability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells which will eventually lead to bone marrow failure.
The youngster is in desperate need of a stem cell donation if he is to survive.
In a tragic twist before his own diagnosis Dushyant, from north west London, donated his own blood cells to his sister who also suffered from DC.
You may also want to watch:
She sadly died in 2012.
Potnetial donor will undergo a cheek swab which will determine if they are a match for Dushyant.
- 1 Two schoolboys arrested after community officer 'assaulted' in Wembley
- 2 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 3 Top Boy actor Bashy returns to Harlesden school to surprise pupils
- 4 Pink mob: Two Harlesden women among gang jailed for drug offences valued at £2million
- 5 Free #BuyBrent app launched with exclusive shop local discounts
- 6 Boys, 14, charged with assaulting community officer
- 7 'They think I'm a cyborg' says maths supremo as Sparx programme gifted to six Brent schools
- 8 Don't take our parking, shout Wembley neighbours
- 9 'Cowardly' government accused by Brent MP of siding with 'bad bosses'
- 10 'LTN’s have been foisted upon us by a council who will not listen to its residents'
Any potential donors must be aged between 18 and 55 although anyone over the age of 17 can register.
For more information visit deletebloodcancer.org.uk/en.