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…

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