THE FAMILY of a Huddersfield leukaemia victim are appealing for more people to join the bone marrow register to help her fight for life.
Selina Ramanah, 21, of Almondbury, desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life.
The former student of Newsome High School and Greenhead College, Huddersfield, is seriously ill after the disease returned earlier this year.
She had been in remission for three years.
Her sister Devina said: "We were all devastated when we found out the leukaemia had come back so suddenly and aggressively.
"She's only 21 and has her whole life ahead of her.
"My sister desperately needs a donor.
"Attending a donor session would not just help Selina but also give other people the chance to live."
The family's hopes are now pinned on a donor session being held in Huddersfield next week.
People, especially those from ethnic minorities, are being urged to come forward to be tested.
The event - organised by the Anthony Nolan Trust - will take place at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court, Civic Centre, on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm.
Selina's family - who originate from Mauritius - have already been tested but their stem cells do not match.
Azra Iqbal, of the Anthony Nolan Trust, said: "It is incredibly important that we get more of the black and minority ethnic communities on the register.
"The number of Asian donors on the register is less than 3%.
"We desperately need more of the community to come forward to help people such as Selina."
Bone marrow donors have to be aged 18 to 40, in good health and weigh over eight stones to be able to register.
For more information about becoming a bone marrow donor visit www.anthonynolan.org.uk