Monthly Archives: September 2014
Bone marrow donor urgently needed for my daughter-in-law. Mixed south Asian/Euro ancestry best chance
I desperately need your help to find a bone marrow donor for my daughter-in-law, Nikki Braterman who has acute myeloid leukaemia. Being Irish-European/Burmese, she has an extremely rare genetic make-up and we have not been able to find a match.
Please help by doing three things:
1- REGISTER as a potential bone marrow donor
A simple swab or spit test will then determine whether you’re likely to be a match. If you are, then donating bone marrow is a fairly standard procedure these days, almost hassle free for the donor (it’s not a whole lot different to giving blood) and with a good success rate.
Anyone who has European/Southeast Asian heritage – especially with a Portuguese name like De Souza or De Castro – would definitely be of interest. However, all are encouraged to be tested as Nikki’s match may be from someone outside her ethnic grouping or you may save somebody else’s life.
Please register with one of these organisations:
§ UK, aged 16-30: The Anthony Nolan Trust
§ UK, aged 18-49: The British Bone Marrow Registry
§ UK, aged 18-55: Delete Blood Cancer
§ Australia (there’s a large Anglo-Burmese community in Perth): Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry
§ US: Be the Match
§ Canada: One Match
§ Worldwide: Bone Marrow Donors World Wide
2 – FORWARD this email to everyone you know, and especially anyone who has a Southeast Asian heritage
3 – SHARE my Nikki’s story via the social media channels below to help raise awareness
For more information please visit Nikki´s site at Perfect Ten Match