Salman Khan to donate his bone marrow
Often painted in the media as a spoilt brat, Salman Khan has yet again shown his large-heartedness by pledging to donate his bone marrow.
The 44-year-old Khan, who already runs the ‘Being Human’ charity, has vowed to save lives by donating marrow.
“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.
Bone marrow donation can save lives of patients suffering from blood cancer, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, congenital immunodeficiency states and other such blood related diseases.
“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,” Salman added.
The superstar also urged people to follow his example and pledge to donate their marrow.
“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,” he said.