It’s hard to watch our parents get old and go through various health issues, but for Nilesh’s two-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, they’re already witnessing their young father fighting a blood disorder that could take away his life, at the early age of 33.
A hardworking farmer from Haryana, Nilesh has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is currently undergoing regular, painful blood transfusions. Being the sole breadwinner of his family, he’s afraid he may not recover from his condition and his family will be left to fend for themselves. His wife is staying strong and is taking care of the kids, while Nilesh’s brother-in-law is providing all his support for the family and treatment.
He’s now being treated in PGI Chandigarh under Dr. Pankaj Malhotra and Dr. Sayan Sinha Roy, who suggested a blood stem cell transplant as a viable treatment option for Nilesh.
Despite his condition, Nilesh is keeping a positive outlook and is optimistic that he will come out of this situation someday. He urges the public that one man alone cannot win this battle, and that he needs help from others to fight this disorder. YOU could be the one to help him!
By registering to be a potential stem cell donor, you could possibly give Nilesh the chance to watch his children grow up and to give his family a good life.
Sign up as a blood stem cell donor and give Nilesh 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.