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The Story

Every parent yearns to watch their child grow up and follow their dreams. This 41-year-old father, Abhilash Kumar, may lose that chance as he was recently diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and is now fighting for his life.

A father fighting to stay alive; Help save Abhilash!

Abhilash Kumar, who was born in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, and currently lives in Delhi, works as a civil engineer to support his wife and daughter. A simple man with a simple wish; to be able to take care of his family.

His life was close to perfect until his unfortunate diagnosis of Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with multilineage dysplasia. He had to undergo treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and after rigorous chemotherapy sessions, his physician Dr Neeraj said the only chance of recovery for Abhilash is through a stem cell transplant from a matching donor. Due to the complexity of his disorder, he is in immediate need of a transplant otherwise his illness could worsen severely and develop into leukaemia.

Abhilash loves his family dearly and wishes to be able to spend more time with them. As the sole earner of his family, without his supports, his wife and daughter may struggle to make ends meet. Like any parent, he too wants to be able to watch his daughter grow up and live a beautiful life.

“In India, every 5 minutes someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer or blood disorder. Many patients like Abhilash cannot survive without a lifesaving stem cell donation and the search for a donor is the start of a race against time. Presently, Abhilash is under chemotherapy and medications, but urgently needs an HLA-matched blood stem cell donor to undergo a stem cell transplant to get a second chance at life,” -says Dr Neeraj Sidharthan

Time is ticking for Abhilash!

Unless Abhilash gets the immediate blood stem cell transplant that he very much requires, his days may be numbered. His family and friends feel helpless, but YOU can help! A few minutes of your time is all that it takes to see if you could be the one to give him a fighting chance at living a normal and healthy life. Can you help save Abhilash’s life? Register to find out!

Sign up as a blood stem cell donor and give Abhilash and other patients like him a second chance at life.

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 48 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.


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