can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?

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can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« on: February 22, 2011, 06:29:50 AM »
a child with leukemia needs an HLA match for stem cell transplant. could thal minors donate?

if anyone lives in Islamabad, Pakistan

As some of you know, Rayan, was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a form of blood cancer. Only 3, Rayan is now in URGENT need of ablood/stem cell transplant. He has not been able to find a perfect match which will increase his chances of survival.

We are holding a Drive to get people tested. The test is free, painless and takes 30 seconds.

Date: Tuesday the 22nd of February
...Time: 3pm to 8pm
Venue: 151 Margalla Road, F6/3 (opposite the cricket ground)
For directions, please visit the link below.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.738333%2C+73.075173&num=1&t=h&sll=33.738553%2C73.076602&sspn=0.005273%2C0.013078&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=33.738268%2C73.075272&spn=0.005273%2C0.013078&z=17&iwloc=A

Please increase awareness by forwarding this message to ALL your friends and family

Thank you. The life of a 3 year old hangs in the balance.

Taking a test:
Simple, painless cheek swab test (saliva sample taken from the mouth), takes 30 seconds only.
Anyone in good health between 18-60 can join.
Gender & blood type are not relevant.

If matched then:
Simple Outpatient Procedure - can be as simple as donating blood
Donors generally go home the same day
Typically, no more than slight discomfort to help save a life!

More information on how you can make a difference in Rayan’s life is available on
www.curerayan.org
Email: helpout@curerayan.org

Contact Persons:
Hina (0300 4006789)
Imran (0300 8820006)
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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 06:43:30 AM »
Thal minors can donate bone marrow to thal majors, and in many BMT's between siblings, a minor sibling's bone marrow is used if it's a match. The cured child will also be a thal minor. I don't know if there's anything that would prevent donating for leukemia. I think minors should also be tested and if a match is found, it should be used, as this situation is urgent.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

Re: can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 07:19:03 AM »
thank you Andy!

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Re: can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 03:59:21 AM »
I am so sorry to hear about Rayan  :( i hope they can find a match for him,i have a couple of friends in ISB,i'll forward this message to them,but if they didn't find a match in family,isn't it very unlikely to find an unrelated donor ? :(

May Allah help his parents.

Zaini.
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Re: can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 07:52:12 AM »
i hope they do find a match zaini, inshaAllah!

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Re: can thal minor donate for stem cell transplants?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 02:48:49 PM »
I also hope that they find a match and that Rayan will be better soon - for his sake and for the sake of his family. 

Sharmin
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