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“Until my diagnosis in May 2020, I never really thought cancer would get me. I was busy being a dad, looking after my family and working.” says Hedley.
Following a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year, Hedley has received various treatments but sadly nothing has been successful.
“I am now facing the rather daunting prospect of further treatments, one of which is very likely be a blood stem cell transplant from a donor. I am a British-born Mauritian man looking for a donor on a register knowing there is less likely to be a match from my own ethnic background, which is an important factor in finding a match - and this is quite disheartening to say the least.”
People from minority ethnic backgrounds have just a 20% chance of finding a matching blood stem cell donor, compared to 69% for northern European backgrounds. It is essential for more people from diverse backgrounds to register as potential blood stem cell donors.
The money you raise and donate will add more potentially life-saving matches to this register, as adding each one costs DKMS £40, and give more people with blood cancer and blood disorders a second chance at life.
To register as a potential blood stem cell donor, please click here: www.dkms.org.uk/hedley
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