A Hounslow family has launched a desperate search for an Asian bone marrow donor in a last ditch attempt to save the life of a six-year-old girl.
Monica Grewal's niece, Rianna, was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia two years ago and relapsed in February.
After failing to find a donor within the family, doctors say her only hope of survival is for a suitable match to be found from within the Asian community - but there is a severe shortage of Asian donors.
Rianna lives in Dartford but Monica, 37, and her husband Randip, 38, a former Hounslow Manor pupil, have been campaigning in west London to try to find a donor.
Monica said: “It's very hard for the family, especially knowing that she can be saved.
"The key thing is not to lose hope. The next person who registers as a donor could be the one."
With the help of The Antony Nolan Trust, Monica and Randip have organised a special event at the David Lloyd Club in Heston in Southall Lane on Sunday between noon and 4pm to encourage Asians to register to become donors.
Anyone unable to attend the clinic can register by calling The Anthony Nolan Trust on 020 7284 1234 or visiting www.anthonynolan.org.uk