Harrow Councillor Ameet Jogia, has passed a motion in memory of Kaiya Patel, to enable Harrow Council to have a stem donor registration stand at all events that they hold for over 150 people.
Kaiya was six year old and sadly passed away in January after suffering from a rare and aggressive cancer. Kaiya’s plight encouraged a nationwide campaign to find her a stem cell donor. Since Kaiya was diagnosed in March 2018, she encouraged thousands – particularly from the British Indian community – to register for stem cell donors.
Speaking to Asian Voice, Cllr Jogia said, “Kaiya has left a legacy for us to continue to promote the importance of stem cell donor registration, so as to ensure we can save as many people as possible from leukaemia.
“I am pleased that this motion was passed unanimously by Harrow Council. It ensures that we can play our part in encouraging further registration wherever we can.”
The motion is seconded by Cllr Mina Parmar from Harrow and part of the campaign is led by Cllr Reena Ranger to encourage other councils to also promote further stem cell registration.