Give Life – Register Now to Be A Stem Cell Donor – Special Clinic This Wednesday at SPHC

By Namita Nijjar, President of Simcoe Place Health Clinic

This holiday season, give the gift of life. Register now to be a stem cell donor. 

Tegveer is a happy, smiling 13 month old toddler from Winnipeg. He is waiting for a stem cell transplant. I personally don’t know Tegveer but I know first hand what his parents must be going through and the pain of having a child who is fighting for his life.

When my twin boys were born prematurely, one of them received a blood transfusion at six days old and was taken to Sick Kids where he fought for his life for four weeks. Thankfully, he made it through and today is a healthy, amazing little boy. I would like to see the same outcome for Tegveer but for that, we need your help

In October 2016, Tegveer was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) and since then has endured intense rounds of chemotherapy.

He will need a stem cell transplant to fight the disease. Since there is no match in his family, Tegveer must rely on the generosity of an unrelated stem cell donor. Read more about Tegveer’s story here.

While his best chance of finding a match is with someone from his South Asian background, all donations are great encouraged – there are always people on the wait list for stem cells.

Please register now to support Tegveer and the other 800+ Canadians who are looking for their match. Join us this Wednesday to get swabbed:

  • What: 10 minute appointment for a simple cheek swab and registration
  • When: Wednesday, December 21 from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Simcoe Place Health Clinic
  • RSVP: or phone 416.599.9000 
  • Note: All donors must be 17 – 35 years old to register

We want to do our part and support you in helping Tegveer and other people waiting for a match. Our practitioners have come together and are offering their services for free.

Everyone who attends our clinic will be put in a draw for the following services: several 30 minute and 60 minute massages, naturopathic initial visits, naturopathic facials, chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy treatments and acupuncture treatments. 

If someone who registers as a result of this clinic comes back as a match and agrees to donate, we will provide $1,000 worth of services for their health and wellness.

On behalf of everyone at Simcoe Place Health Clinic, thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

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