Rare donor found for boy, 2

A bone marrow match has been found for a two-year-old boy who inspired a 1,200 per cent increase in the number of Asian donors.

Gaurav Bains' story has 'inspired' more donors

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.

Doctors have found a matching bone marrow donor for Gaurav Bains Credit: PA Wire

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.

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Parents' joy after donor is found for two-year-old

The parents of Gaurav Bains have described their joy after a bone marrow match was found for the two-year-old.

A public appeal by Gaurav's parents, Sunny and Gurpit, prompted a huge increase in the number of donors coming forward.

Gaurav Bains is set to undergo potentially life-saving transplant next month after a donor was found Credit: PA Wire

Guarav's father, Sunny, said he could not believe it when he heard the news: "When we were told that there was a matching donor, we just couldn't 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."

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Match found for two-year-old after public appeal

Gaurav with his mother Gurprit Bains. Credit: PA Wire

A bone marrow match has been found for a two-year-old boy who inspired a 1,200 per cent increase in the number of Asian donors.

Doctors warned Gaurav Bain's family that he could become seriously ill with an aggressive form of leukaemia if he did not have a transplant by Christmas.

Following an overwhelming increase in donors as a result of a public appeal by his parents, the two-year-old is set to undergo potentially life-saving transplant next month.

The charity Anthony Nolan estimates that more than 3,000 people from all backgrounds have joined the bone marrow register as a result of Gaurav's appeal.

Two-year-old's story triggers 1,200% increase in donors

A two-year-old boy from Birmingham suffering from a rare immune condition has sparked a 1,200 per cent increase in the number of Asian people applying to become bone marrow donors.

Two-year-old Gaurav Bains was diagnosed with Monosomy 7 in July which could lead to an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Doctors have warned that he could become seriously ill unless he receives a transplant before Christmas.

The two-year-old suffers from Monosomy 7 which could lead to an agressive form of leukaemia Credit: Twitter/@sunnybuffon

His parents launched a campaign to recruit new bone marrow donors, and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has revealed a 1,200 per cent increase in Asian people applying to join the register since the family’s campaign.

Nearly 500 potential donors have come forward in the last two months, compared with 40 this time last year.

Sunny Bains, who keeps a blog about his son's condition, described the response as "overwhelming".