The Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) in conjunction with the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) urgently needs your help to assist Dennis Gyamfi and Rose-Anne Ofori both of Ghanaian descent, who are in dire need of bone marrow donation.
Dennis Gyamfi, a 22 year old living in South London was sadly diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in January 2010. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments but there is concern by consultants at St. Georges Hospital that he may need an unrelated bone marrow donor to save his life. Unfortunately, his younger siblings do not have matching bone marrow tissue to his.
8 year old Rose-Anne Ofori lives in Dagenham and was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in June 2011. Rose-Anne completed her treatments in November 2011 but suffered a relapse of the cancer in March 2012. Rose-Anne urgently needs to find a matching bone marrow donor
Dennis and Rose-Anne urgently need your help and support.
The CEO and founder of GUBA, Dentaa said; “We hope to find matching donors for Dennis and Rose-Anne and we URGENTLY need the support of the community to come along and register as donors. Although this is an appeal on behalf of Dennis and Rose-Anne, we want members of the general public to come along on the 2nd June at Choice FM studios to see if they could match anyone of any ethnicity awaiting a life -saving donor”
The Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) is leading this campaign by raising awareness and encouraging as many people as possible to help and support the initiative. This area is of great interest because GUBA believes that children should have access to healthcare and other necessary amenities. GUBA’s Children’s Foundation focuses on the wellbeing of children and young people which is why Dennis and Rose-Anne’s condition is of great concern to GUBA. We are working alongside the ACLT to help encourage people to sign up and donate bone marrow and blood to help Leukaemia patients
HOW YOU CAN HELP
An annual bone marrow and blood recruitment session is being held at the Choice FM Studios (Global Radio) in Leicester Square WC2H 7LA on Saturday the 2nd June. From 11am-4pm
Sadly at present, there are a large number of people awaiting matches, if we can find matching donors now and in the future through this appeal it will be a life- saving and changing experience for patients and their loved ones.
Please do all you can to help.
About Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards 2012 (GUBA)
The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony celebrating the excellent achievements of Ghanaians living in Britain and acknowledging the valuable services of UK based organizations to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana. GUBA Awards is in its third year and aims at extending the awards to the wider African community in the UK.
Story by Claudia Andrea
For further information please contact:
Beverly De-Gale, OBE co founder of ACLT, firstname.lastname@example.org
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