Army man donates stem cells to save cancer patient

Chennai: Subedar Rajvir is a dedicated army man who belongs to a village in Rajasthan.

During his military training in 2019, he registered as a potential blood stem cell donor at a registration event conducted by DKMS BMST Foundation India, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders.

Earlier this year, he was on duty at the Indian border when he was informed that he has come up as a match for a blood cancer patient in need of an urgent stem cell transplant.

Casual leaves are uncommon for army personnel serving in delicate border situations, but his determination to save a life led him to Bangalore.

Rajvir donated his blood stem cells in June 2021, and now he is on a pursuit to inspire and motivate his colleagues, friends, and family to do the same.


NT Bureau