Mohammad Kamruzzaman, an active youth 25, working for Arinoba Plastic Industries Ltd had met with an accident in Dhaka on May 21 and was brought to Apollo hospitals Dhaka. He was travelling in a lorry with company goods when it had a head-on collision with another truck between Mirer Bazar and Kanchan Bridge on Dhaka Bypass Road. After investigation, it was imperative that he needed surgery to treat multiple fractures, however he had a rare blood group called Bombay Blood group which was incompatible with most types. Dr. Momtaz and her team from the blood bank of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka gave in their heart and soul to diagnose and source this rare blood group to save the life of this young man. His hemoglobin level dropped to 5.6 [normal amount of hemoglobin ranges between 13.5 to 15.5 grams per deciliter]. The peculiarity of Bombay blood group is that they do not express the H antigen. As a result, they cannot form A antigens or B antigens on their red blood cells. Thus they can donate blood to anybody with ABO grouping but can receive blood only from the Bombay blood group people, according to (cure2children.org.) After searching with the utmost efforts, finally the colleagues of Mr. Kamruzzaman found four donors in India and they went to India to bring it to Dhaka, where the surgery was awaiting this last piece of the puzzle. Dr. O.F.G. Kibria, Consultant- Orthopedics of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, finally carried out this hour long surgery and managed to bring back Mr. Kamruzzaman to a stable condition.
It was the combined efforts of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka and Arinoba Plastic Industries Ltd. that managed to help cure Mr. Kamruzzaman.