For a parent, losing a child is the most horrifying and soul-shattering thing that can happen to them. But for these parents from Madhya Pradesh, they’ve had the terrible misfortune of losing two children to Thalassemia Major, and now they could potentially be losing another one.
2-year-old Kayrav is diagnosed with Thalassemia Major and is currently undergoing regular blood transfusions. While being treated at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, under the guidance of his physician, Dr. Dinesh Bhurani, who recommends a blood stem cell transplant as the best course of treatment for the young child.
At the tender age of 2, Kayrav has already developed a vibrant personality and brings nothing but joy to the people around him. His parents wish to see him grow up and achieve his dreams, which may not be possible without immediate treatment for his condition.
Kayrav’s parents are already heartbroken over the loss of two children to this disease, and now they fear that they may lose Kayrav as well. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a matching donor yet, because of which his blood stem cell transplant will be delayed. YOU could change that! By registering to be a potential stem cell donor, you could possibly give Kayrav the chance to grow up and live a full life.
Will you be his saviour? Register to find out!
Sign up as a blood stem cell donor and give Kayrav and other patients like him a second chance at life.
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 50 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.