Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust
KKLT is a non-profit organisation currently registered in the UK. We aim to create awareness about Leukaemia and other blood cancers. We also want to encourage and recruit as many black and ethnic minorities to register on the bone marrow register as possible.
The East African region is currently not represented on the world donor registry. We believe that a bone marrow registry with volunteer donors recruited across East Africa will benefit the whole region due to our shared heritage.
Bone marrow donation is absolutely vital in the effective treatment of bone marrow cancer / blood cancer / leukaemia. Bone marrow donation is very easy and not painful. 90% nowadays is done by stem cell donation which is similar to giving blood. It’s a straightforward and almost painless process, something you’ll be glad you did because, thanks to you, through your stem cell donation someone gets to have a bone marrow transplant and in effect gets to have a future.
It is simple to become a bone marrow donor and it is vital that we get the message out to the black community and other ethnic minorities, about how simple it is to donate bone marrow or stem cells, so we can save more lives.