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Story #47 of 50 days, 50 Stories Campaign
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Abhijeet, an a young 20 years old boy from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, had registered with DATRI at Chandigarh University when he was just 18 years old. I was amazed by his commitment to helping Blood cancer patients. Not only was his commitment, the support that he got from his family, especially from his parents, was commendable. Throughout the donation process, his mother was by his side.

So, I reached his father and planned to give a surprise to Abhijeet. He was astonished by the visit and was happy. He then appealed to youngsters to register with DATRI as a blood stem donor and shared his donation experience. As promised, after the donation by Abhijeet and his mother, his father and a younger brother registered with DATRI as blood stem cell donors.

This visit is connected to World Marrow Donor Day(WMDD). It is a special day celebrated once per year to thank all blood stem cell donors worldwide. We thank unrelated donors, family donors, cord blood donors, donors who already have donated, and donors who are on the global registry waiting to donate. It is also a day to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about the importance of registering as a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on a patients’ life.

About DATRI:

DATRI is a Not-for-Profit organization founded in 2009 with a mission to save lives of those suffering from life-threatening Fatal blood disorders like Blood Cancer, Thalassemia, Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, Sickle Cell Anaemia, etc.

DATRI is registered with the Government of India as a Section 8 organization, and all monetary contributions towards DATRI are subject to 80G exemptions

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About the Author:

Anuradha Tandon holds an M. Tech. degree in Control & Automation Engineering. She has total 12 years of teaching experience in various universities across India. ”. After 12 years of fulfilling teaching career, she wanted to give it back to the society. So, she decided to join DATRI in November 2019, having gone through the pain of finding a donor for a family member. She holds a role as a Senior Associate – Partnerships and Medical Affairs.

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