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11-14-2010, 03:50 AM #1
Donating marrow is as simple as donating blood’: Salman Khan
The philanthropic of Salman Khan has awakened once again. Now, the actor has pledged his bone marrow to those suffering from life-threatening diseases.
“Donating marrow is a simple act, it’s as simple as donating blood. But this simple act can save the life of someone suffering from blood cancer, thalassemia and other major blood-related diseases,” Salman said in a statement.
“I am pledging my marrow with MDRI (Marrow Donor Registry of India) so that in an emergency, if a patient’s sample matches mine, I can be reached to donate my marrow,” the 44-year-old actor said.
‘Being Human’, Salman’s charitable foundation has joined hands with the Marrow Donor Registry (India) in order to create awareness of how marrow donors can save lives.
“The more the donors, the more lives we save. So I urge that all of you who are blessed with good health come forward and pledge your marrow so that the less fortunate can benefit from this thoughtful act,” Salman said.
The main aim of this initiative is to develop a large group of voluntary donors for transplants that are life saving for patients suffering from deadly cancers other blood related diseases....being a human...