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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.

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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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