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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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Delight as bone marrow transplant boy discharged from hospital

Gaurav Bains home from hospital Credit: @sunnybuffon

A two-year-old boy from Tipton who found a life saving bone marrow match has been discharged from hospital after the treatment.

Gaurav Bains spent three months in Birmingham Children's Hospital after a transplant to stop him developing a potentially fatal type of leukaemia.

Gaurav Bains last year when he desperately needed a transplant Credit: ITV Daybreak

His parents, Sunny and Gurpit, launched a public appeal for donors in September after failing to find a match within their family, and a national shortage of Asian donors.

A recruitment drive in Birmingham last year Credit: ITV News Central

Gaurav will be kept in isolation until his immune system is fully recovered.

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