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.
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."
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.
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.