Ayesha

by joannelennie

Ayesha Siddiqui is 7 years old and she has leukaemia. She urgently needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. Ayesha is from Glasgow and was diagnosed with leukaemia in April 2011. The family are working with Anthony Nolan to try and find a donor, Ayesha’s ethnic background will make it particularly hard to find a match.

9 out of 10 patients in northern Europe will usually find a match but only 40% of people from an ethnic minority background will be matched with a suitable donor. Donors from an ethnic background are under-represented on the donor register and that’s why it’s so vital that word gets out and people can be encouraged to come forward. It costs £100 for Anthony Nolan to register a new donor to the register therefore funds are essential to allow the register to grow.

Someone out there could save this little girls life. Please, please, please pass this on and do anything you can think of that can help Ayesha’s chances to find a match.

For more information please visit http://www.anthonynolan.org/

To support Ayesha’s appeal, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Ayeshaappeal

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