Florida toddler with cancer needs rare blood; worldwide search for donors begins

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Worldwide Search Underway for Rare Blood Type to Save Toddler With Cancer

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A 2-year-old South Florida girl who has cancer needs a very rare type of blood, OneBlood said Monday.

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The blood bank said it has organized a worldwide search for donors who could be a possible match for Zainab.

>> See a photo of Zainab here

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Potential donors must be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning the donor's birth parents are both 100 percent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian, and they must have Type O or Type A blood.

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Officials said all donations must be coordinated with the blood bank in advance to ensure that additional compatibility testing is performed.

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>> Watch a video about the search here

The Search for Rare Blood Donors for Zainab

Please share and help us find rare blood donors for Zainab. OneBlood is leading a worldwide search to find extremely rare blood donors to help Zainab, a two-year-old Florida girl, who is battling cancer. Watch the video to learn more. Visit OneBlood.org/Zainab.

Posted by OneBlood on Monday, December 3, 2018

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