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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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Next steps for Gaurav on road to recovery

Two-year-old Gaurav Bains from Tipton is now home from hospital after his life-saving bone marrow transplant.

  • He'll be kept in isolation with limited contact with others until his immune system is working normally and there's less chance of an infection.
  • He needs to start eating and drinking by mouth as he's currently taking in all nutrients via a tube.
  • Gaurav has a programme of work planned with physiotherapists to help him get moving about again. At the moment he struggles to sit up on his own for long periods of time and isn't crawling, walking or climbing at all.

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