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Some help, more needed for Florida girl with rare blood type

AP  |  Miami 

A New York woman with a rare type is donating two units to help save a 2-year-old girl who is battling

outlets report the woman had donated her own while pregnant in case she needed a transfusion during her delivery.

Luckily, she didn't need it, and has agreed to give it to Zainab Mughal, who has

of Florida-based says that transfer still needs approval from the FDA, and the woman isn't eligible to donate yet after giving birth.

is asking for donors for the girl, whose lacks an antigen most people carry. The donor must be Pakistani, Indian or Iranian, and even within these groups, fewer than 4 percent have the genetic variation.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:00 IST