Salman Khan’s The Being Human Foundation has partnered with Marrow Donor Registry India (MDRI) to create a world – class registry of marrow donors in India for patients who have blood-related illnesses like leukemia, thalessemia, aplastic anemia and congenital immunodeficiency states.

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Salman Khan's Being Human Foundation & Marrow Donor Registry India Join Hands

The MDRI, which was set up in 2008 as an NGO at the Tata Memorial Centre, has the main aim of creating a registry of committed, voluntary and unrelated donors for those patients requiring bone marrow transplantation and without an HLA- matched donor within their families. However, for the registry to be functional, more than one lakh donors need to be registered. People from the age group of 18-50 years are eligible for donor recruitment.

MDRI and Being Human have reached out to generation next by working with colleges to create awareness of the need for a world-class registry in India. One of the first colleges to participate in this initiative is K. J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and IT, Sion, who as part of their annual college festival, Surge’11, conducted a marrow donation drive on their college premises along with ‘Marrowthon’ – a 6 km. run showing support for the cause.

Stressing on the need for more committed donors, the MDRI spokesperson said, “We are glad K.J Somaiya has come forward. We hope that this will pave the way for more colleges and their students to come forth and register with MDRI and thus make their contribution towards saving many more lives.”

On 23rd February a class to class presentation was conducted for the inhouse college students who come forward to show their whole hearted support towards the cause and a whopping 335 names have already been added to the registry in a single day. For now students are encouraged to step forward to volunteer to give someone a tomorrow –Just 10 ml of your blood could save a life.

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  1. hello salman sir,
    my name is hardik from vadodara in gujrat in india
    sir
    my english is not very well that y i m typing in hindi

    sir meri mom ka operation karke ek leg kat diya gaya hai 25/march/2011 ko kyunki left leg me blood ki ven block ho chuki thi is ke liye mom ko knee ke niche gangrine ho chuka tha is pure operation me 90,000/- ka kharcha hua hai aur wo amount ke liye hamne hamara one room kitchen home ko privately 10% per month liya hai 1 year ki gurantee par to salman sir agar aap chahe to me hospital aur medical ke sab bill aur other document ko dikha sakta hu agar chahe to muje mail ki jiye on sonagarahardik@yahoo.com otherwise call me on 09624288203 so salman sir abhi mom tto thik hai par home ki taklif hai so pls help me sir

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