CHENNAI, India, January 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Over 300 volunteers have signed up to participate in the Walkathonorganised by DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, India's largest repository of life-saving blood stem cell donors. This awareness rally is scheduled to happen on World Cancer Day.
There is a general misconception that blood cancer is deadly and has no cure. The rally will focus on dispelling this myth and in spreading awareness on how common man can play a role in saving the life of patients with blood cancer and several other blood disorders.
A blood stem cell transplant is the only hope for many such patients. The chance of finding a donor is 1 in 10000 to 1 in over a million.
"Only on associating with DATRI, I got to know that fatal disorders like blood cancer and thalassemia can be cured. I am now waiting for my chance to save a life. Each of us can, if we sign up as a potential donor with DATRI," says Mr. India International, Darasing Khurana, brand ambassador for the registry and winner of Style Icon of the Year 2018 award.
There are thousands of patients waiting for a matched donor. Anyone could be a potential lifesaver. One could sign up to become a donor after the rally. Those who cannot participate can sign up via http://www.datri.org/join .
Venue: Besant Nagar Beach Road
Date: 4 February 2018, Time: 6.15 AM (reporting), 7 AM - 9 AM (rally)
Event Registration link : https://goo.gl/forms/AkITqZxTjzRAaEpZ2
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 3,03,959 voluntary donors registered. DATRI has facilitated over 345 donations till today including 47 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.
Media Contact : Hinduja Raj firstname.lastname@example.org +91-9940389300 Marketing and Communications DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry
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