EdelGive Foundation is joining forces with DKMS-BMST to further the mission and to help provide patients in need of a blood stem cell transplant, a hope for a second chance at life.
EdelGive takes great pride in a volunteering culture and always strives to contribute to the social sector by raising awareness around sensitive issues and inspiring employees to play an active role in being a part of the solution. Through this collaboration, EdelGive aims to spread awareness about the blood stem cell transplant and encourage employees to pledge to be stem cell donors for patients in need.
Naghma Mulla, President and COO, EdelGive Foundation:
Every 5mins someone in India is diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder such as Thalassemia or Aplastic Anemia. That means, more than 1,00,000 Indians are diagnosed with blood cancer each year. For most of these patients, the only chance of survival is a stem cell transplant from a matching blood stem cell donor.
DKMS-BMST has been working to find the right donor for patients suffering from blood cancer and blood disorders in India. So far, we have facilitated 32 blood stem cell donations. For a stem cell donation, the tissue characteristics of the donor must match those of the patient. When you join the stem cell registry you are on standby to be matched and potentially save the life of anyone with a blood cancer or blood disorder who needs a blood stem cell donation. You can be the right person and with your stem cell donation a real lifesaver.
Our videos answer the most important questions about registration and stem cell donation. Learn how you can register with DKMS-BMST and become a lifesaver.
For many people with a blood cancer or blood disorder, a donation from a matching blood stem cell donor is their best chance of survival.
With blood stem cell donation, only blood stem cells are donated, not blood, and matches are determined by tissue type, not blood group.
Your blood stem cells will completely replenish themselves within 1-2 days of the collection.
Many people in India can't find a suitable matching donor, as the Indian donors are underrepresented in the worldwide database.
Your blood stem cells will never be stored, they last for around 72 hours and are delivered straight to the person in need by a special courier.
You will stay on the registry until your 61st birthday!