Vipul, a 29-year-old youth from Mumbai is diagnosed with a rare and an uncommon form of blood cancer known as ‘Myelofibrosis’. Vipul can only survive if he finds a matching blood stem cell donor, as soon as possible.
Vipul is a happy-go-lucky person and wants to pursue his career in computer applications; he loves adventure sports and lives life to the fullest. But everything came to a standstill when he was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis in March 2021.
Myelofibrosis is an uncommon type of bone marrow cancer that disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells.
Vipul has two elder sisters out of which only one of his sisters turned out to be just 5/10 HLA (tissue characteristics) match to him. As none of his family members are a perfect match for him, he is now looking for an unrelated donor.
Vipul’s dream seems bleak now as he is running out of time. He urgently needs to find a matching blood stem cell donor to survive. It just takes five minutes of your time to register as a potential blood stem cell donor
You can give Vipul and his family a hope. Step up and show your support for Vipul and other patients like him who are battling such life-threatening diseases. Famous Youtubers and content creators Abhi and Niyu has also spoken about how you can step forward and help Vipul in finding his lifesaving match.
A few minutes of your time could give him a fighting chance for a lifetime. Register as a donor today.
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!