Story #48 of 50 days, 50 Stories Campaign
Shruti Geol, a 20 years old student, registered herself as a voluntary Blood Stem Cells Donor in Gateway College Sonipat in 2020, where DATRI had set up an awareness and registration camp.
After a year in 2021, she went ahead and became a match for a patient suffering from a fatal form of Blood Cancer. She was the only one in a million HLA-matched donors for this patient. When Shruti came to know that she was a match, she was extremely positive and forthcoming during the first call itself. Her mother, Mrs.Sakhi Goel, was an immense support throughout the donation process and stood by her rock solid. She was also greatly supported by her father and brother Shivam, who motivated her greatly to donate after knowing that it was a safe process. Today they are proud that she helped in saving a life.
On the occasion of World Marrow Donor Day, we from DATRI would like to say a BIG and heartfelt thanks to Shruti and her family. When we met Shruti at her home to thank her, she was delighted and informed that she would motivate others to come forward and register as voluntary blood stem cells donors.
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
About the Author:
Swati Prakash, Senior Associate with DATRI North India- handling counselling, donations and donor recruitment drives for the past 5 years