A two-year-old Florida girl is in need of some of the rarest blood in the world.
Zainab Mughal has an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma.
There have been only three matches out of 1000 local and national blood donations that have been tested so far.
The toddler has a rare blood type that is typically only found in four-percent of people from Iran, India or Pakistan.
She needs at least seven to ten donors as she undergoes ongoing blood transfusions.
You must meet the following criteria to be a potential match for Zainab:
MUST be exclusively Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent – meaning the donor’s birth parents are both 100% Pakistani, Indian or Iranian
MUST be blood type “O” or “A”
All donations for Zainab must be coordinated with OneBlood in advance to ensure the additional compatibility testing is performed.
For children with low-risk neuroblastoma, the 5-year survival rate is higher than 95%.
For children with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma, the 5-year survival rate is between 90% to 95%.
For high-risk neuroblastoma, the-5-year survival rate is around 40% to 50%…so your blood donation may help to save Zainab’s life.
See her flyer here.