Transplant appeal for toddler

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.

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Stem cell donor appeal for two-year-old boy

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.

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