Stem Cell Donation Drive 

RGIT's MESA collaborated with IEEE RGIT and conducted a stem cell donation drive in RGIT on 28th January 2020. This drive was performed by fellow doctors from Marrow Donor Registry India (MDRI). The day before the drive, Mr. Praveen Clement conducted a small awareness talk in every classroom for 5-7 mins about stem cells and how stem cell donation can save one’s life in future.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Praveen clement, MRDI doctor, by Dr. Deshmukh sir and the MESA convener, Prof. N. N. Bhostekar and Prof. R. M. Siddiqui. A large number of students volunteered to donate their stem cells throughout the day. A 4 ml vile of their blood sample was collected by the doctors from the marrow registry.

These stem cells, collected would then be used to help patients suffering from cancers arising from the blood or plasma cells, including Lymphoma, Leukemia, Myeloma and Hodgkin disease; other blood disorders such as Aplastic Anemia,Thalassemia. When the stem cells match, the registered donor would be contacted five days prior to stem cell donation and on the sixth day would be expected to donate their stem cells to the matched patients.