Rupert Winlaw's blog
Appeal for donors to help 5-year-old daughter of Ropes & Gray partner
07 June 2018
Ruchit Patel, a partner in the London office of Ropes &
Gray, has recently learned that his five-year-old daughter, Kaiya, has a rare
form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Unfortunately, the type of ALL that
his daughter has is extremely aggressive, and Kaiya’s best hope is an immediate
bone marrow transplant.
You can learn more
about Kaiya and her story on facebook https://www.facebook.com/curekaiya/
and Twitter https://twitter.com/cureKaiya.
The Daily Mail has also covered the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5727337/Bruises-five-year-old-girls-legs-turn-CANCER.html
To increase the
chances of quickly finding a compatible bone marrow or stem cell donor for
Kaiya and other patients fighting blood cancer or disease, Ruchit and his
family are campaigning for people to consider registering with DKMS , an international nonprofit organisation dedicated
to fighting blood cancer and helping patients find matching donors.
just a moment—if you meet the age and health eligibility requirements, you will
receive a kit in the mail that has everything you need to swab your cheeks and
return the swabs to DKMS to see if you are a match for Kaiya or any other
patient suffering from blood cancer or disease. After registering, you will be
placed on a registry until the age of 61 and will have a 1% chance of matching
up with a patient in need to give him or her a second chance at life.
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