VEER NEEDS YOUR HELP. RIGHT NOW!

Veer is a happy, adventurous 3-year-old from UK. The naughty kid is full of energy and loves running around the house. But right now, he is running out of time.

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Veer is waiting for his lifesaving match to be found!

Earlier this year, Veer was diagnosed with Fanconi Anaemia and a blood stem cell donation is his only hope of survival. His parents Nirav and Kirpa have done everything in their powers to get him a matching donor, but to no avail. Even his own 5-year-old sister Suhani was not a match.

So now, they are searching for an unrelated donor. You can be the one who brings the happiness back into the family.

WILL YOU BE VEER’S MIRACLE?

Veer is of Indian ethnicity, a Gujarati Jain, and the chances of finding the right match are low as the community is under-represented in the donor registry. That’s why, we need you to step up and sign up as a potential donor. If you are matched with Veer, it will give him a second chance at life.

Sign up to save Veer today!

HOW WE CAN BEAT THE BLOOD CANCER TOGETHER

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 20 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.

Thalassemia Survivor Meets his Lifesaver

Thalassemia survivor meets his lifesaver for the first time

Understand the need of stem cell donation in India

DKMS-BMST Donor's Stem Cell Donation Experience

Blood Stem Cell Donation Experience of Tushar

Learn from the experience of Tushar, our blood stem cell donor

How blood stem cell donation works?

How does stem cell donation work?

Understand the complete process of blood stem cell donation

How stem cell donation works?

1. Registration

registration

To allow your tissue types to be analysed, we take a cheek smear using swabs.

2. Testing for tissue types

Health check

If your tissue types match those of a patient, this will be confirmed again using a blood sample which we take from you and other blood readings will be determined.

3. Health check

Health check

After a thorough health check and clarification by a doctor, nothing stands in the way of stem cell donation - provided you have given your final consent.

4. Peripheral stem cell donation

PBSC

Peripheral blood stem cell collection is a safe and non-surgical outpatient procedure. The process is similar to a blood platelet donation that takes approximately four hours to complete. PBSC collection method

5. Stem cell transplantation

Stem cell Transplant

Stem cells are transplanted to the patient just like a blood transfusion. Thereafter, they take up residency in the patient’s bone cavities and begin to form new, healthy blood cells there.

Good to know...

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!