This international women's day, we urge the creators of life, to come forward and help us save lives! Gift yourself the extraordinary feeling of making a difference to blood cancer patient all over the world.
In today’s world it’s easy for women to feel a lack of self-love and self-confidence, especially when exposed to social norms set by society. So, it’s important to remind yourself and other women that their self-worth is not tied to how they look or how they are perceived by others, but by how they perceive themselves.
The topic of self-love has grown over the years and has helped women overcome their insecurities and has given them the freedom to express themselves. Self-love is treating yourself with kindness, compassion, and acceptance, while making conscious choices that support your well-being and growth.
While common self-love practices include meditation, mindfulness, and self-care activities there are also practices that one can do for others, that in turn make them feel better about themselves and make them love themselves. We, on account of Women’s day, would like to spread the message of becoming a potential lifesaver, as a form of self-love. There is no better feeling than being able to do something for someone else. Here, you have the opportunity to help save a blood cancer patient’s life.
Every 5 minutes, someone in India is diagnosed with blood cancer or blood disorder. For many of these patients, a blood stem cell transplant is their only chance at survival. Unfortunately, 70% of these patients are unable find matching stem cell donors within their families. This is where DKMS-BMST comes in. We help patients find their lifesaving donors by encouraging more Indians to register as potential donors, so these patients can get a second chance at life.
While we have over 80,000 people that are already registered with us, only 29% of them are women. As an organisation with core beliefs like diversity and inclusivity, we hope to increase the number of women in our lifesaver squad.