Nazmeen, a 23-year-old graduate from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and an employee of Tech Mahindra was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia last year.
Currently, she is undergoing chemotherapy and strong medications that are making her weak and unable to perform work. Nazmeen’s father who is an autorickshaw driver and her mother, a homemaker are desperately trying to find a matching donor to save her life.
However, this is not possible without a matching stem cell donor. Despite the situation, Nazmeen who is also a stunning dancer is hopeful of the fact that she will find the right match, so as to pursue and fulfill her dreams one day!
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!