EXPERIENCING A BOND FOR LIFE
In the midst of corporate life, Naveen, an employee at Northern Trust Operations Pvt. Ltd., unexpectedly found himself with a chance to offer the gift of life through DATRI. Naveen provided a swab sample, not fully comprehending the potential impact of his selfless act. Days later, DATRI delivered news—Naveen was a perfect match for a patient in need. Without hesitation, Naveen embraced the opportunity to save a life. His story is a testament to the transformative power of altruism, as he navigated the complexities of blood stem cell donation to bring hope and a second chance at life to Ashutosh Sahu.
The journey came full circle when DATRI arranged a meeting between Naveen and the recipient of his life-saving gift—little Aahutosh. Diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia at the tender age of two. . Naveen, the donor sent by fate, had made it possible for Ashutosh to undergo a successful bone marrow transplant in 2019. Today, Ashutosh is a picture of health and joy, a living testament to the power of selfless acts.
For Simanchal and Parbati, Naveen is not just a donor; he is a guardian angel sent by the divine. Their gratitude knows no bounds as they express, “Today it is because of our donor, Naveen, we are able to save our child’s life. We can never reciprocate what he has done for us.”
As Naveen and Ashutosh’s paths converged, they created a bond that transcends the boundaries of mere donor and recipient—a bond forged in the crucible of hope, resilience, and the enduring spirit of humanity.
Naveen (Donor – Right)
Ashutosh Sahu (Recipient – Left)
TIES BEYOND TIDES
Shreemali Balasooriya is a 7 yr old Srilankan girl who was diagnosed with Thalassemia, while she was 2 months old. She underwent a Blood Stem Cell Transplant in 2017 with the Blood Stem Cells Donated by Dr Kanmani in Cochin
In 2013, Dr.Kanmani who was then a student of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham registered as a Blood Stem Cell Donor in a camp which was organized by her inspirational Professor, Dr Neeraj. After that day she had safely kept her Donor Registration Card always with her, waiting for her turn. One fine day, her wish did come true through DATRI. All that she knew was, a patient is in need of her help and being a Doctor, she knew the difficulty of finding a HLA match for a Thalassemia patient.
Dr.Kanmani is the First Woman Blood Stem Cell Donor from Kerala. During the DRM Dr Kanmani, shared her donation experience, which happened a day before her graduation. She doesn’t regret a bit missing all the fun and excitement over the graduation day. All that she could feel was contentment from the day she donated, till the day she met Shreemali Balasooriya on stage. She also encouraged the audience, who are her juniors to register themselves as a Blood Stem Cell Donor and be ready to donate if they get that one in a million chance to save a life.
During the DRM the auditorium was filled with joy and love of the Srilankan kid Shreemali Balasooriya, who has crossed oceans to meet her donor and express her heartfelt thanks through her kisses and a warm hug. Shreemali Balasooriya can now happily dance forever and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
K-Shreemali Balasooriya (Recipient – Right)
DRM-3-May-2018 | Kochi