The NSS units of Vidya, in association with DATRI arranged an awareness and registration programme for stem cell donation on 11 October 2019. After the awareness session, cheek cell samples were collected from willing students. A total of 100 students registered for stem cell donation. During the programme Vyshakh Krishna, a NSS volunteer of Vidya, was honored for becoming a stem cell donor. As concluding remarks, NSS Programme Officer Mr Anil Melepurath spoke on behalf of Vidya’s NSS units .
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DATRI (meaning ‘donor’ in Sanskrit) is a not-for-profit organization registered in 2009 as a Section 8 company under the Government of India. DATRI is the nation’s largest unrelated blood stem cell donors registry, which helps patients with blood cancer and other fatal blood disorders to find an HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) matched donor to undergo Blood Stem Cell Transplant. Blood stem cell transplant is a chance of cure for patients suffering from blood cancer and other severe blood disorders. As of September 2019, DATRI has 4.20 lakhs voluntary donors registered and it has facilitated 597 transplants worldwide. DATRI has received several recognitions for their work. The most notable award DATRI has received is the Global NGO Excellence Award under the Best Healthcare NGO category in 2018. (Wikipedia)