Following to the order of IBTO Managing Director, the search for finding the compatible blood type for 2-year-old Zainab has begun through Iranian rare blood database.
Two-year-old Zainab Mughal, from Tallahassee, in Florida, was recently diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma.
She needs ongoing blood transfusions to help fight the disease – but her blood is so rare that only three matching donors have so far been found.
The only people likely to be a match for Zainab are those whose blood type is ‘O’ or ‘A’ – and whose parents are both 100 per cent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian.
Of these, less than 4 per cent will actually be missing the Indian B antigen.
Not-for-profit organization, OneBlood has been working closely with Zainab’s family, other blood centres and the American Rare Donor Program (ARDP) to help find a match.