Tapan Dhivar donates Bone Marrow

Tapan Dhivar donates Bone Marrow

An estimated 750,000 Americans live with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma and someone new is diagnosed with one of these cancers every 5 minutes. To help these patients, BAPS Charities regularly organizes Bone Marrow Drive.  Recently, Tapan Dhivar, a BAPS Charities volunteer, donated his bone marrow to save a life.

In 2011, Tapan registered at the BAPS Charities Bone Marrow Drive organized in Atlanta, GA. In the fall of 2012, the National Bone Marrow Donor Program contacted Tapan that he was a match for a patient who was critically ill from leukemia, a type of blood cancer.

On December 20, 2012, he donated his bone marrow, most of which was used for the patient and a small amount for research. Speaking after the Marrow Donation, Tapan Dhivar said, “It was a moment where I felt proud for myself and my family. I was able to make a huge difference in another person’s life.”

He added, “I want everyone to know that being registered in the National Marrow Donor Program is  very important. I hope that everyone who can register does so. I am glad I could make a lasting change in another person’s life.”

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