DATRI celebrated its 10th anniversary on 30th Nov 2019. It was a gathering of DATRI Donors, Recipients, Doctors, Medical Support Staff and Supporters who were part of the meaningful journey.
The event was kicked off with the traditional lamp lighting by Dr Jose M Easow – BMT Head, Apollo Hospitals – Chennai, Smt Jasmine Majethia – Philantrophist, Dr. Ruchira Misra – DNB, DCH & Fellowship (Pediatric Hematology Oncology & BMT) Mumbai – SRCC Children’s Hospital, Vatsal Vaishnav – Nirma Vidyavihar Official and Shathika Begum – DATRI Recipient. This was followed by a cultural dance performance – Mohiniaattam by the ‘Sri Sisters’.
Dr Nezih Cereb Co-founder and Chairperson – DATRI delivered the welcome note followed by Raghu Rajagopal Co-founder and Director – DATRI, shared his thoughts about the remarkable 10 years. Dr Revathi Raj, Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist (Apollo Hospitals – Chennai) shared her experience with DATRI.
Claudia Rutt, CFO DATRI, moderated the talk show along with the panellists Dr Lakshman Senior Consultant & HOD Hematology – Apollo Hospital Chennai, Dr Sunil Bhat – MBBS,MD,FPHO Director & Clinical Lead – Paediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation, Veer Ayush – DATRI Recipient and Yasir Khalid Hussain (Veer Ayush’s Donor). The session had the doctor’s talk about the Blood Stem Cell Donation and transplant. The donor and recipient met for the first time during this session and it was an emotional riot.
Mr India International Darasing Khurana – DATRI Ambassador, was also present for the event. He was felicitated by Dr Jose M Easaw – Medical Director DATRI, along with the other DATRI special donors. The event concluded with the ramp walk of 15 pairs of donors and recipients and Claudia Rutt delivering the Thank you note.