Stem Cell Awareness & Donation Drive At Aster Medcity From 8 – 15 June 2018

Posted on : Jun 09, 2018


​ Did you know that the only potential cure to many blood diseases including blood cancer is bone marrow transplant, which, many a times, requires blood stem cell from an unrelated donor? This is because most of the time, the possibility of finding a perfect match from siblings / family members is only around 30%. This in turn means that 70% of people with life-threatening blood diseases or disorders need to depend on complete strangers to save their lives.

​You too can give a second chance at life to someone by donating blood stem cells. It’s a simple, safe process that has no harmful side effects. Your blood stem cells will replenish itself in a matter of few weeks.

​Aster Medcity, in association with DATRI Stem Cell Donor Registry is conducting a week-long Stem Cell Awareness & Donation Camp, from the 8th to the 15th of June. 2018, at Aster Medcity. Volunteers of DATRI will perform blood stem cell donor screening in front of the Seminar Hall on the Lower Ground Floor at Aster Medcity on these days.

To save a life, call: 8111 998156.​

​The Stem Cell Awareness & Donation Drive was inaugurated on 8 June 2018 by Commander (Retd.) Jelson Kavalakkat, Chief Operating Officer, Aster Medcity, in the presence of Ms. Athulya, Donor Drive Coordinator, DATRI; Dr. Jem Kalathil, Lead Senior Consultant - Oncology; Dr. Ramaswamy N V, Senior Consultant and Dr. Deepak Charles, Senior Specialist – Hematology, Hemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant; Dr. T R John, Chief of Medical Services; Capt. Ajitha P S, Chief Nursing Officer and Mr. Binoy Balan, Senior Executive, centre of Excellence in Oncology, Aster Medcity.