DATRI, India's largest blood stem cell donors registry dedicated to saving lives of people suffering from life threatening blood disorders, recently marked a significant milestone of completing 100th unrelated blood stem cell donation.
Mr. Gopal Vachhani, 44 yrs. old working in Dubai became the 100th donor and under the supervision of Dr. Paresh Vyasa (Consultant, Transfusion Medicine) the collection took place in Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad. Mr. Vachhani is the fifth life saver from Dubai, registered under DATRI.
DATRI has successfully completed over 638 blood stem cell registration drives across India and currently has built a database of over 92,000 donors from different ethnic backgrounds in India who have voluntarily registered themselves with DATRI.
On 26th April 2011, Mr. Ajit Kumar Das from Odisha was the first voluntary blood stem cell donor whose wonderful act of kindness was facilitated by DATRI at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Since then, DATRI has helped unite strangers at birth to become blood brothers and sisters for life.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Paresh Vyasa said "Every Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD) of blood stem cells is not less than GOD to the recipient and DATRI plays the role of an angel to make it happen. Congratulations to DATRI for igniting rays of hope in the darkness of 100 patients. My appeal to people is to grab this opportunity to save someone's life. "