Cycle Rally in Chennai, South India Creates Awareness on Stem Cell Donation

by Julia Samuel on  July 20, 2015 at 11:58 AM Indian Health News
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DATRI, a blood stem cell donor's registry, organized a cycling rally to create awareness on blood stem cell donation.
Cycle Rally in Chennai, South India Creates Awareness on Stem Cell Donation
Cycle Rally in Chennai, South India Creates Awareness on Stem Cell Donation
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The rally was flagged-off by Lakshmi Narayanan, vice-chairman of Cognizant. Raghu Rajagopal, co-founder DATRI, pointed out that it is an irony that for a country like India, with a population of over a billion, there were very few registered blood stem cell donors. "With increasing cases of fatal blood disorders, there is an increasing need for more donors," he said.

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Vimal Fernandes, a donor, who participated in the rally said, "This donation offers a lot of benefit for people who are in need of a matching blood stem cell. It can give life to someone suffering from a fatal blood disorders."

DATRI has more than 93,000 registered voluntary donors, and has facilitated 110 Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donations.

Source: Medindia
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