Save a life

DeanI heard some very sad news recently. I met Dean Sheikh's mum through one of our old projects, she was campaigning tirelessly for her son.  Dean had a multifunctional disorder; Dyskeratosis Congenita and desperately needed a bone marrow transplant to keep him alive. Unfortunately, doctors weren't able to find a match and he died last October.

Why weren't they able to find a sufficient match? Dean only had a 1 in 125,000 chance because there aren't enough Asian people coming forward to donate. Dean's mum campaigned alongside The Anthony Nolan Trust, ACLT and the National Blood Service for anyone from ethnic minorities to donate blood or bone marrow. 

But it doesn't matter who you are - register to donate, somebody out there is waiting for your help.