Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) send their condolences to the
family and friends of Daniel De-Gale, a former patient of the hospital,
who died aged 21 on Wednesday 8 October.
Daniel and his family
were sterling campaigners to raise awareness of the need for more bone
marrow donors, in particular among ethnic minority communities.
a former Leukaemia sufferer who was diagnosed with the condition in
April 1993, won his battle against Leukaemia when on 16th June 1999 at
the age of 12 he received a bone marrow transplant at GOSH.
any one time there are around 100 patients at GOSH waiting for a bone
marrow transplant. The UK Bone Marrow Register urgently needs healthy
and willing individuals particularly men, and members of ethnic
minorities. Those on the register may be able to give the gift of life
to a child or an adult anywhere in the world.
To find out more about how you can join the UK Bone Marrow Register please contact The Anthony Nolan Trust at http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk/, or visit the ACLT website at http://www.aclt.org to find out more about the organisation that Daniel and his family worked so tirelessly for.
Hayley Dodman, Great Ormond Street Hospital press office, 020 7239 3126
For genuine and urgent out of hours call speak to switchboard on 020 7405 9200