CHENNAI, January 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
DATRI, India's biggest Blood Stem Cell Donor Registry has facilitated 339 donations till date
It's a proud moment for DATRI, India's biggest adult unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donors registry as they enrolled their 300,000th volunteer donor from Vizag today. Since 2009, the NGO has been relentlessly
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The 300,000th donor, Mr. Sampath Pavankumar Moturu, a 22-year-old male who works in an MNC in Vizag, said, "When I got to know that saving a life is so simple and harmless, I wanted to immediately register as a blood stem cell donor. Being the 3,00,000th donor to enroll with DATRI makes me feel special. I am now waiting for the day I can donate my blood stem cells to save someone's life."
Speaking at the proud moment, Co-founder and CEO of DATRI, Raghu Rajagopal, said, "Having 300,000 volunteer donors registered with us is indeed a great achievement. We have come a long way from the time when it was a big challenge convincing our first donor with a one man army to being a team of dedicated professionals who work day and night to ensure every match found in our registry leads to a donation to save a life."
In the last eight years DATRI has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cell donation through numerous camps held across colleges, educational institutions, corporates and office complexes. As a result there has been a considerable raise in the awareness levels among youngsters and professionals who have been very cooperative and supportive donors.
Today, while DATRI alone has facilitated 339 donations across India as well as other countries, still there are over 1500 patients registered with them who are waiting for an unrelated matched donor. There is an immense need to raise awareness on the importance of Blood Stem Cell Donation across masses. The only possibility of giving a new lease of life to people suffering from fatal blood disorders such as Leukemia, Thalassemia, Lymphoma etc. is to increase the number of donors so their chances of survival could increase.
A patient has only a 25% chance of finding a matched donor from within the family. With a 1 in 10000 to 1 in over a million chance of finding an unrelated HLA genetically matched donor, we need more volunteer donors to sign up with the registry.
DATRI is a not-for-profit organization co-founded by Mr. Raghu Rajagopal, Dr. Nezih Cereb and Dr. Soo Young Yang in 2009. The vision of the organization is to find a willing matched donor for every patient suffering from fatal blood-related disorders and in need of a blood stem cell transplant.
DATRI is India's largest adult unrelated blood stem cell donors registry with 3,01,531 voluntary donors registered. DATRI has facilitated over 338 donations till today including 46 donations for international patients. DATRI has serviced patients from 59 hospitals across the world.
DATRI is an associate of Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMWD) and a member of World Marrow Donors Association (WMDA).
To become a donor, login to http://datri.org/join.
Contact person: Nancy Agnihotri Public Relations +91-9810768588 firstname.lastname@example.org DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry
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