Miami – A worldwide search is to find blood donors with a rare genetic variation to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling cancer.
Zainab Mughal has neuroblastoma and needs life saving transfusions. But the experience of compatible donors is an impressive challenge, because she's missing an ordinary antigen most people carry in her blood, called "Indian Bee"
Florida-based OneBlood says the donors must have "A" or "O" type blood and his Pakistani, Indian or Iranian; And even in the ethnic groups, less than 4 percent of people have the genetic variation.
Three dancers have been found so far, including a man in England, but Zainab will need more blood than they can provide.
Enflood is offering coordinate compatibility testing worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.oneblood.org/zainab.