The following is a appeal highlighted by a Member, which we encourage all to consider and support. The details are self-explanatory.


This is a heartbreaking post we never thought we would have to write. Our loving daughter, Sheena, was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 15. At the end of 2018, after two and a half grueling years of chemo treatment we thought she was in the clear and ready to carry on life as a young adult.

However, last month, we were told that the Leukemia has returned.

Sheena urgently needs a bone marrow if she is to stand any chance of surviving. Unfortunately, we have no match yet and time is running out.

We are making a plea for you to consider being tested to see if you might be THE LIFE SAVING match for our Sheena. All it takes is a quick and free cheek swab test.

Sheena is currently undergoing chemo to reduce her leukemia, blood transfusions, high dose of steroids, lumbar punctures and other medications. Sheena is a strong, spirited and positive person full of energy needing your help to have a chance in life.

Please join her in this fight and help us give her that chance.

Below are details of services that can help with the testing process. There are three places that you can go to check if you are able to help us or other families in similar situations:

1. Anthony Nolan

If you are between 16 & 30 years old – requires a simple blood test and is the best way to know if you are a match, click here, or Tel: 0303 303 0303.

2. NHS

If you are between 17 & 40 years old – requires a simple blood test at any NHS Blood donor centre but you must tell them you wish to join the British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR) and is a quick way to know if you are a match, click here or Tel: 0300 123 23 23.


If you are between 17 and 55 years old, over 50kg, in good health – requires a cheek swab test which you can order from their website, click here, or email.

For people outside the UK please check the following link and sign up to your country’s register, click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Minesh Shah by email or 07834092824.

Thank you all!!

Minesh Shah

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