Desi Donors are urgently calling for members of the Asian & Ethnic Minorities to come forward and save the lives of patients who are desperately waiting to find a suitable Bone Marrow, Blood and Organ donors.
Desi Donors has been set up to promote and raise awareness for Bone Marrow , Blood and Organ Donors, in Asian and Ethnic communities. Desi Donors launched July 09 and is proactively helping Asian patients find the right match so they can help live. however there are not enough Asians & Ethnic Minorities on the registers so matches are not being found.
EVERY 20mins SOMEONE IN THE UK IS DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER
- THERE ARE OVER 7,000 ASIAN PEOPLE WHO'S LIVES ARE AT RISK & URGENTLY NEED A STEM CELL DONOR
- 63% WILL NOT FIND A MATCHING DONOR AMONGST THEIR FAMILY...
"We set up Desi Donors because we felt there wasn't anything dedicated specifically to the Asian community to promote the need for Bone Marrow donors. We were inspired to set up Desi Donors after meeting Dean Sheikh a young boy who desperately needed a Bone Marrow donor in late 2007, (however Dean recently lost his battle and passed away on October 22nd 2009).Desi Donors will hopefully raise people's awareness on how important it is to register. Setting up Desi Donors has been one of the most important things we have ever done,"