Can you save the life of a six year old?

At the age of six the only things you should be worrying about are toys, play and who you should invite to your birthday party, but for Imogin Appiah life is not so straightforward. She is battling with leukaemia and currently undergoing chemotherapy, but only a bone marrow transplant will save her life and help her to become a normal six year old.

On Wednesday 29 April the ACLT charity will host a bone marrow and blood donation registration drive at her primary school, Elmwood Infant School, Lodge Road, Croydon CR0 2LT. Time: 2.30 – 7.30pm, to encourage more people to join the bone marrow register.

It only takes 25 minutes and a small blood sample for anyone to become a potential life saver so everyone who is able is invited to Elmwood Infant and Primary School to support this initiative to see if they could help Imogin and/or help other cancer sufferers awaiting life saving matches.

Leukaemia and blood related cancers affect all communities with 120,000 sufferers requiring life saving bone marr ow transplants at any one time. People living with blood related cancers who need a bone marrow transplant are at a disadvantage due to the lack of awareness of the problem and consequently a lack of suitable donors.

Imogin was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006. In February 2009 Imogin suffered a relapse of the disease and now urgently needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.

Her mum Sheila, from Croydon is now pleading for donors to come forward, one of whom could save Imogin’s life. “She’s a fighter and the type of child who will stick two fingers up at leukaemia”

A presentation will be shown to all attendees that will help to dispel all of those myths, fears, misconceptions and the overall ignorance of a very simple donation process to see if you could reach out… and make a difference to little Imogin’s life”

Region: All
Start Date: 29/04/2009
End Date: 29/04/2009
Start Time: 14.30
Venue: ELMWOOD INFANT SCHOOL
Venue Address: Lodge Road, Croydon
Website: http://www.aclt.org
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: Janet Irons
Phone: 0208 240 4480