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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Bone marrow donor found for toddler with rare disorder

A matching donor has been found for a two-year-old from Tipton, who has a rare blood disorder, Monosomy 7 Syndrome.

Two-year-old Gaurav Bains Credit: ITV News Central

Gaurav Bains was diagnosed in June this year, and doctors told the boy’s family that without a bone marrow transplant before Christmas, he would be likely to develop an aggressive form of childhood leukaemia.

The family have been working with blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, to appeal for potential donors to come forward.

Gaurav is set to have a bone marrow transplant in December.

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