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.

The family worked with the charity Anthony Nolan to run recruitment drives and have been widely recognised for helping to increase the number of Asian donors by 1200%.

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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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.