Chennai sprinter Blumen Rajan is in a race against time to beat cancer. Are you the stem cell donor who can help out … – EdexLive (press release)…

By Sykes24Tracey

Blumen has been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and is awaiting a donor stem cell that matches his DNA

Running a difficult race isn’t something that’s new to Chennai-based BlumenRajan Sathya. An exceptionally gifted track athlete, a state record holder, a University gold medalist and a national level silver medalist in the 400m sprint, Blumenhad always been one to push his physical limits.

But this time, he’s facing the most difficult track of his life. In December 2014, there was a sudden drop in his blood count. He was soon diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, a type of cancer which starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow.

CML is a treatable condition, where the first level of treatment is oral chemotherapy, followed by the usual induction chemo. However, the most-effective proven treatment is stem cell transplant, which is basically where you transplant a stem cell from a donor whose DNA matches with you.”We’ve been hunting for donors. The only problem is that the probability of finding a match is one in a lakh. We’re looking at international registries as well. I had contacted a registry in Germany while I did my homework online. But, they replied saying that the patient couldn’t contact them directly,” says the 27-year-old.

A graduate in Social Work from Madras Christian College and currently working with a local church, he adds, “In another three or four days, we will go ahead with the closest match available. We will wait for a hundred per cent match, but we can’t wait too long.”

When asked what kept him going strong throughout his whole battle, he says it was his faith in God and the support of his local church. Friends, family, colleagues and college mates have spread the word on social media, hoping for a miracle. Blumennow wants to ensure that there is awareness created about stem cell donation. “Most people have no clue about it. Most of us have never registered anywhere. There should be more awareness camps in colleges. If more people register, it would be much easier to find the right match. There won’t be any trouble of finding volunteers,” he says.

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