2-Year-Old With Cancer Inspires Worldwide Search For Rare Blood Donors

Rare | 12/6/2018 | Silke Jasso
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A worldwide search is underway to find a donor with an incredibly rare type of blood needed to save a 2-year-old girl from Florida. Zainab Mughal, who has neuroblastoma, requires life-saving transfusion to help her tackle her illness.

Zainab is missing the “Indian B” antigen in her blood due to a genetic mutation. Due to this mutation, health experts say the possibility of finding a compatible donor who must be Iranian, Indian, or Pakistani, is less than 4 percent. Zainab’s donor must also have an “A” or “O” blood type.

Father - Tests - None - Relatives - Match

According to her father, after several tests, none of her relatives who donated are a match. Three donors have been located in the United Kingdom, but according to OneBlood, the lab facilitating the search, the toddler needs between seven and ten donors to complete her treatment. To help the family in their time of need, the lab is offering to coordinate testing for anyone who believes...
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