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08/02/2021

Make it right for Abeer and his father, Sanjiv

Sanjiv

Sanjiv urgently needs an HLA-matching stem cell donor to undergo a lifesaving transplant. For him and his family, every minute can be a possibility to turn his life around.

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Help find Sanjiv’s lifesaving donor!

We are living in turbulent times and one thing we have learned is that nothing is more important than Human life. As Sanjiv and his family were adjusting to the new normal, just like everyone else, caring for old, protecting the young, and continuing with their day-to-day responsibilities - their life was turned upside down. In May 2020, Sanjiv was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and his only hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant from a matching donor.

His wife Prerna says:

‘’Sanjiv is always the life of a party - dancing with two left feet, thinking he’s John Travolta and singing (Karaoke) like he is Arijit Singh, spreading joy and cheer in everyone’s life”

Could you be the genetic match for Sanjiv or someone else in need?

Ready to become a potential lifesaver?

How we can beat 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 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.

DKMS-BMST donor's stem cell donation experience

How does blood stem cell donation work?

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!




Help us to register even more lifesavers
We’d love it if you could help us get more people on the registry so that everyone who needs a blood stem cell donor can find their match.