Kriti and many other patients like her are in dire need of a blood stem cell transplant as their only chance for survival.
22-year-old Kriti is a commerce graduate from St Columba’s College in Hazaribagh. 10 years ago, her family received the devastating news that she was suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia(CML).
To battle CML, Kriti was prescribed drugs that have now enlarged her spleen due to which she urgently needs a stem cell transplant from a matching donor.
Ever since Kriti’s brother has been vigorously leading the search for a stem cell donor to help save his sister’s life. Young and cheerful Kriti aspires to become a fashion designer and run her very own boutique one day! She often spends her time designing clothes for her family and friends to keep her passion alive. Despite the situation, Kriti is hopeful of finding a matching donor to save her.
However, time is running out with each passing day. Kriti’s life hangs on a thread and finding a matching donor quickly is imperative. We urge you to register yourself with DKMS-BMST today and swab to save a life. Together, let’s help Kriti achieve the dreams she has always wanted to make a reality!
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!