Chennai: After representing India for over 13 years, former cricketer Suresh Raina known for his aggressive batting and excellent fielding skills has come forward to raise awareness about the growing burden of blood cancer in India.
He has joined hands with DKMS BMST Foundation India, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and other blood disorders such as Thalassemia and Aplastic Anemia.
India ranks third highest in reported cases of hematological cancers in the world with over 70 thousand people deaths per year and over one lakh people are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer or blood disorders. But these patients can get a second chance at life through a stem cell transplant.
After celebrities like Vidya Balan, Rahul Dravid, and Sonu Sood, Suresh Raina has shared a video appeal to raise awareness about the cause.