Zainab Mughal, who has neuroblastoma and requires life-saving transfusions, is missing the "Indian B" antigen in her blood due to…
A worldwide search is underway to find a donor with an incredibly rare type of blood needed to help save a 2-year-old girl in Florida. Zainab Mughal, who has neuroblastoma and requires life-saving transfusions, is missing the “Indian B” antigen in her blood due to a genetic mutation.
Due to the mutation, experts say the possibility of finding a compatible donor who must be Pakistani, Indian or Iranian, is “less than 4 percent.” Zainab’s donor must also have an “O” or “A” blood type.
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According to her father, Ingen af disse slægtninge som er donerede er en kamp, men tre donorer har været lokalisert i Storbritannia. But One Blood, the lab facilitating the search, said in a press release that she needs more blood than the three donors have given for her treatment. OneBlood, which said the ideal number of donors is between seven and 1
0, is offering to coordinate testing for anyone who believes they fit the criteria.
“Frieda Bright, OneBlood’s reference laboratory manager, said in a video promoting the search. “We are searching the world to try to find blood for this little girl.”
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Neuroblastoma most often occurs in infants and young children, and accounts for about 6 percent of all cancers in children . Ifølge de amerikanske kræftsamfundene er der 800 nye tilfælde af neuroblastoma diagnosed hvert år. In ongeveer 2 out of 3 cases, de kanker heeft al verspreid naar de lymph nodes of andere delen van het lichaam op diagnose.
“We waren allemaal crying,” zei Raheel Mughal, de meisjesvader, volgens de Miami Herald . “This was the worst thing we were expecting.”