Brave cancer battler Ulrika in race against time to find stem cell donor

Brave Ulrika Dandekar needs a life saver.

The 21-year-old from Solihull was given the devastating news she had a rare type of blood cancer, called Anaplastic Lymphoma, just just three months ago.

And she knows without a stem cell transplant she will not survive.

Now a desperate search has been launched for a donor but the odds are stacked against Ulrika, with just one in 125,000 likelihood of finding a match because of her Asian background.

Her emotional plea for help comes at the start of National Transplant Week on Monday.

When you are in my position, desperately in need of a donor, and you are told the statistics its devastating, said Ulrika, who had dreams of becoming a doctor.

I have a six per cent chance of surviving. When I found this out I couldnt stop crying... you start wondering whether you will get better.

You hear your parents talking about your cancer to friends and how its growing faster than the drugs are working.

I am a 21-year-old who should be out studying, working, partying, holidaying and discovering myself. But Im not. Instead I am struggling, crying, hurting, forever waiting.

Solihull cancer patient Ulrika Dandeka

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