Gaurav Bains' story has inspired a huge amount of people to sign up as bone marrow donors, a leading charity has revealed.
The two-year-old will undergo a potentially life-saving operation next month after a bone marrow donor was found following an overwhelming response to a public appeal set up by his parents.
Bhaveshree Chandegra, Asian recruitment manager at Anthony Nolan, said: "We are absolutely delighted that a matching donor has been found for Gaurav.
"His story has inspired so many people to sign up as donors and, in particular, we have seen a huge increase in the number of Asian donors on the bone marrow register."
Despite the upsurge in donors, the charity have called for a further increase in donors as Asian patients in need of a transplant still only have a 40 per cent chance of finding a match.
The family of Gaurav Bains say they could not believe the news that a matching donor was found for their son.
Sunny Bains, Gaurav's father, has stated his feelings towards the donor as 'overwhelming'.
When we were told that there was a matching donor, we just could not believe it. Our feelings towards Gaurav’s donor are overwhelming because that person is giving Gaurav such an important gift. If I could, I would go to meet Gaurav’s donor right now and give them the biggest hug in the world.
A matching donor means that we can go ahead with Gaurav’s bone marrow transplant. It is a very serious procedure but we know that it will give Gaurav the best possible chance at survival. We hope that having the support of those around us will give us the strength we will need to get through the challenges ahead.
A matching donor has been found for a two-year-old from Tipton, who has a rare blood disorder, Monosomy 7 Syndrome.
Gaurav Bains was diagnosed in June this year, and doctors told the boy’s family that without a bone marrow transplant before Christmas, he would be likely to develop an aggressive form of childhood leukaemia.
The family have been working with blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, to appeal for potential donors to come forward.
Gaurav is set to have a bone marrow transplant in December.
Hundreds of people have signed up to the Anthony Dolan bone marrow register after an urgent appeal from the family of a two-year-old boy in need of a transplant.
A total of 343 people who attended an awareness event yesterday pledged to become a donor after hearing their story.
Toddler Gaurav Bains needs a stem cell transplant before Christmas in order to survive.
The family of a two-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant have held an awareness event to encourage members of the Asian community to become donors.
There is a shortage of organ donors from the Asian community, which means it can be a struggle to find suitable transplants for patients.
The family of Gaurav Bains, aged two, are now desperately hoping they can find a match for the toddler, who is at high risk of developing leukaemia if a transplant is not carried out.
Gail Mellors has the full story.
The family of a two-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant are holding an event in Birmingham today to encourage members of the Asian community to become donors.
Gaurav Bains has a serious blood disorder and needs to find a stem cell donor in the next week or so. His family and parents are holding a fund raiser at the Nishkam Centre in Birmingham today as they try to find ways to save their son.
They are asking people in the community to get tested to see if they may be a match.
A couple have made an appeal to give their two-year-old son the best Christmas present ever - the gift of life. Gaurav Bains has a serious blood disorder and needs a bone marrow transplant by the end of the year if he's to survive.
His chances of finding a match are significantly lowered because of his ethnic background - only four per cent of people on the bone marrow register are Asian. His family is appealing to the Midlands Asian community to help.
The family of a two-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant is holding an event in Birmingham to encourage members of the Asian community to become donors.
Guarav Bains needs to find a stem cell donor before Christmas.
A young couple are facing a desperate wait for a bone-marrow donor for their two-year-old son, who could develop leukaemia if one isn't found.
He was born with a genetic disorder which leaves him open to infections and now doctors have told his parents a transplant is vital.