Stem Cell Donor Needed

James is 56 years-old, married to Tina and lives in South-West London, with their children, Isabelle and Tom.

He has a rare blood cancer called Myelofibrosis, for which his only chance of successful treatment is with a stem cell transplant from someone with a matching tissue type.

Because James is Jewish, a matching donor is far more likely to be Jewish too. James’ family background is mainly Sephardi and part Ashkenazi, with ancestors from Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, and this is particularly an appeal to people of similar ancestry.

The only way to find out if you are a match is for you to take a simple test. This just means brushing the inside of your mouth with a cotton bud-like swab.

If you’re 17-55, visit for details of where you can get swabbed, or to order a postal kit.

June 8, 2023