Veer is a happy, adventurous 3-year-old from the UK. The naughty kid is full of energy and loves running around the house. Veer and family now urge you to step up and register to help other patients.
In early 2020, Veer was diagnosed with Fanconi Anaemia and a blood stem cell donation is his only hope of survival. His parents Nirav and Kripa have done everything in their powers to get him a matching donor. Even his own 5-year-old sister Suhani was not a match.
After more than a year of campaigning Veer was lucky enough to find a match. Now Veer along with his parents want to motivate more lifesavers to help other patients of blood cancer and blood disorders.
Veer is of Indian ethnicity, a Gujarati Jain, and the chances of finding the right match are low as the community is under-represented in the donor registry. Similarly, there are other patients who need you to step up and sign up as a potential donor.
If you are matched with a patient, it will give him a second chance at life. You can be the one who brings happiness back into the family.
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!