Devaanshi Mehta


Age: 15

British-Indian student and humanitarian who started the Asian Donor Campaign (ADC), a U.K.-based non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness for the need to get more Asians to donate their blood, bone marrow and organs by raising funds for hospitals doing research into critical and life limiting illnesses, who was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow condition called aplastic anaemia (bone marrow failure) at the age of nine and underwent two bone marrow transplants from her younger brother Dushyant Mehta in 2007 and 2008 when he was just two years old, and who campaigned for more blood donors when she fronted an African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust campaign in 2010 to encourage more people, especially those of Asian descent because of a shortage in that community, to sign up as blood and platelet donors and join the bone marrow register.

Cause of Death: Chronic pulmonary fibrosis

Born: December 15, 1996

Died: June 28, 2012

London, England