Salman Khan volunteers to donate his bone marrow

Updated: May 06, 2010, 08:46 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: The man is not much of a talker, but still manages to be in the good books of all. We are talking about Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who recently volunteered to donate his bone marrow. The actor is up against a malady, which inflicts several people and is the cause of many deaths every year. The actor has decided to support bone marrow donation and is voicing his concerns to promote the cause.

Salman’s generosity is famous as he supports a number of causes. He often goes out of his way when it comes to raising awareness about life threatening diseases like cancer and AIDS. On earlier occasions, the star has donated generously and has helped in generating funds for the majority of people suffering from critical medical setbacks.

This effort of Salman will definitely prove wonders for there are many patients suffering from cancer and tuberculosis, who are so very much in need of bone marrow transplantation, but the expense and unavailability of donors prevent them from undergoing the treatment.

Apparently, Salman came to know about the issue when he was informed by a friend about the difficulty faced by patients in procuring bone marrows because there are hardly any donors.

A source close to the actor reveals, “Salman first got to know about the lack of bone marrow donors through a friend. He has become quite net savvy of late and did a lot of research on the topic himself. He found the dismal numbers of people donating the critical bone marrow, which can save a life, primarily because not many people know that it’s not the same as blood donation. Compared to other countries, the situation in India is quite primitive.”