• Florida toddler with cancer needs rare blood

    By: Jason Kelly


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 2-year-old South Florida girl who has cancer needs a very rare type of blood, OneBlood said Monday.

    The blood bank said it has organized a worldwide search for donors who could be a possible match for Zainab.

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    Potential donors must be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning the donor’s birth parents are both 100 percent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian, and they must have Type O or Type A blood.

    Officials said all donations must be coordinated with the blood bank in advance to ensure that additional compatibility testing is performed.

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