Wednesday, October 12, 2011
What's worse than having Leukaemia?
boingboing has posted about Amit Gupta who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia and requires a bone marrow transplant. The post highlights the difficulty of finding an appropriate donor of South Asian descent. The same applies to anyone non-white.
The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust in the UK campaigns to increase the number of registered donors on the UK donor register. It has managed to raise the number of African-descent donors in the UK from 550 to 33,000 - but this is still not enough.