A simple swab will help us find out.
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 a mixture of Sephardi and 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, please attend one of the following swabbing events or click on the link below to order a postal swab kit.
FRIDAY 14 JULY
SWAB N’ SHOP
Kosher Kingdom, 7 Russell Parade, Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9NN
SATURDAY 22 JULY
Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue, 118 Stonegrove, Edgware HA8 8AB