It’s status quo as far as donor search is concerned.
The “cat finding” act mentioned in previous update is due to our complete dependence on Bone Marrow registeries outside India since we don’t have a respectable one in our own country.
Since our race is different from their race, our chances of getting a match from these international registeries dwindle to less than 1 in a Million if one is ‘lucky’!
If we had our own registry, the same chances improve to 1 in 20K!
So, I’d like to draw your attention to the pioneering work done by Mr Raghu Rajagopal for starting a respectable donor registry in India. Please visit http://www.datriworld.org for more information on Datri.
The process is very simple, painless and does not require blood to be drawn from the donor. A humble cotton swab will take buccal cavity cells from your mouth.
I request you to come forward and be our ‘coach’ in your organization/institution to conduct these drives. You may need to talk to your HR department / HoD. Our first drive in Mumbai is on 17-March at iFlex.
Your help will not only reach Gaurav but hundreds of children/adults who are eagerly waiting for an ‘angel’ to give them a new life.