Donate generously to support relief efforts in Kashmir

The Indian Missions in Dubai have advised donors to send their donation by cheque or cash to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

They have strongly advised not to send Clothes, Food, Utensils or anything else in kind as its not logistically possible and all such contributions will go to waste.

Cheque/Demand Draft made in favour of PMNRF could also be sent to the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi (addressed to Ambassador of India) or the Consulate General of India in Dubai (addressed to Consul General of India), which would be forwarded to the PMO in Delhi.

Appeal for stem cell marrow donors for 38 year old Indian
bone marrow transplant

My son Nimesh has been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called “Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma”. He is now about to start his second of three chemo cycles and will be requiring a donor to match his stem cell marrow in six weeks time. Unfortunately, our family members are not a match. We are therefore in search of locating a suitable donor.

Flyers giving further details are attached. I appeal to you to raise awareness and direct your friends and associates to register as donors, for this noble cause. The registration and testing g process is very simple indeed; one only needs to be between ages of 18 – 50 years, fill-out a form and provide a cheek swab. If you are lucky enough to be able to save a life, the donation process of stem cell /marrow cell is equally simple. You will be able to give the gift of life without hurting yourself.

The cost of the test is Dhs.175/- per person, and I earnestly request you to sponsor / share costs for tests and also to depute persons who are willing to be paying donors to Al Ahmadiah Head Office in Jaffaliya on Friday, the 22nd February, 2013 between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m., where check swabs will be collected and sent them to U.S. for tests to determine the suitability.

Since this is an urgent requirement, I would appreciate your support for this noble cause. you may please contact Mr. Janardhan on 050-4591310 for further info.



The donor remains at the hospital for 24-48 hours and can resume normal activities within a few days.

Walk-in testing

February 22

Al Ahmadiah Centre in Satwa (10am-2pm)
Oasis Centre (management office) (2pm-10pm)

February 23

Sindhi Ceremonial Hall, Bur Dubai (10am-2pm)
India Club (4pm-8pm)

How to become a Donor
World Cancer Day: February 4

The World Cancer Day celebrates the champions who fought cancer and are living a healthy life today. It commemorates the untiring efforts of doctors and scientist finding a cure for this malaise that is the cause of 13% of deaths world wide.

Each on of us has lost someone close to us cancer. We may also know someone who is right now struggling with cancer. This is the day to pick up the phone and call them.

Don’t feel sorry for them as they don’t need your sympathy but what they need is your love, understanding and support.

As per data of the Union for International Cancer Control, approximately 47% of cancer cases and 55% of cancer deaths occur in less developed regions of the world. The situation is predicted to get worse: by 2030, if current trends continue, cancer cases will increase by 81% in developing countries. By 2030, 60-70% of the estimated 21.4 million new cancer cases per year are predicted to occur in developing countries.

Today resolve to take care of yourself and your loved ones against this disease. Have regular checkups

World Cancer Day 2013 (4 February 2013) will focus on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer – Did you know?”.

World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.

A few of the myth and facts are:

1. Myth: Cancer is just a health issue. Truth: Cancer is not just a health issue. It has wide reaching social, economic, development and human rights implications.

2. Myth: Cancer is a disease of the wealthy, elderly and developed countries. Truth: Cancer is a global epidemic, affecting all ages and socio-economic groups, with developing countries bearing a disproportionate burden.

3. Myth: Cancer is a death sentence . Truth: Many cancers that were once considered a death sentence can now be cured and for many more people their cancer can now be treated effectively.

4. Myth: Cancer is my fate. Truth: With the right strategies, at least 30% of cancer cases can be prevented based on current knowledge.

For more information visit World Cancer Day