Saved By Your Stem Cell

Thalassemia, leukaemia…these had been phrases that solely spelt the imminence of a life getting extinguished. However heart-warming tales from stem cell donors promise a greater tomorrow.

Blood Relations

Vanshika Rohra together with her mother and father in Mumbai.

{Photograph} by Dinesh Parab

Saved By Your Stem Cell


“I’ve a son. Stem cell donation blessed me with a daughter.”

Dr Shruti Kakkar

Donated her stem cell to Mumbai lady Vanshika Rohra

Since 2012, paediatrician Dr Shruti Kakkar has been with Ludhiana’s Dayanand Medical School, which has a division and ward that treats 300-plus thalassaemic kids. However the 39-year-old Kakkar by no means considered registering as a stem cell giver till she attended a mind-opening get-together that DATRI had organised in April 2017—a donor got here from Dubai to satisfy the affected person. “It bolstered my perception that stem cell donation can change somebody’s life endlessly,” she says. It was inspiring for a lot of who attended the meet, particularly mother and father. And on Might 8, World Thalassaemia Day, a registration camp for fogeys of thalassaemic youngsters was held in Ludhiana. Greater than 200 mother and father volunteered. “I introduced on the stage that I’d be the primary to register. Additionally, I…



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