DJ Swing Loses Cancer Battle
But his bone marrow donor campaign continues this Sunday
Brian Daley " best known as DJ Swing from the London-based Boogie Bunch Crew " tragically passed away on Wednesday after losing his fight with bone marrow cancer.
Upon being diagnosed Brian discovered that the chances of finding an Afro-Caribbean bone marrow match are 100,000 to one. This shocking revelation prompted him to launch a nationwide campaign to motivate the British black community to give blood and donate bone marrow. His drive became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary following his battle to find donors.
Sadly a bone marrow transplant last year proved too late for Brian " but his campaign continues, despite his untimely passing. This Sunday, the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) have organised a special one-day bone marrow donor registration clinic to recruit more potential donors to the national register. The clinic will take place at the Choice FM studios at 30 Leicester Square, London this Sunday (March 26) between 11am and 6pm.
The ACLT is desperately looking for anyone aged 18-43 to come and register so that they can help critically ill children as young as 12 who are struggling to find donors.
As Brian said before his death: We have to continue spreading the message, the work must not stop. Lives can be saved.
For more information, contact the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust on 020 8667 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts are with Brians family at this terrible time.