Sunday, 29 September 2019

Blood Cancer Stem Cell Awareness and Donor Registration Drive - NSS Unit Nitte (Deemed to be University)

The NSS Unit of Nitte (Deemed to be University) in association with DKMS-BMST conducted a Blood Cancer Stem Cell Awareness and Donor Registration drive on 23.09.2019 at the new Auditorium of AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.

DKMS BMST Foundation India is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and other blood disorders. DKMS BMST is one of the largest international blood stem cell donor centres in the world.

Dr. Sumalatha R Shetty, NSS Co-ordinator, NitteDU, welcomed the gathering at the inaugural function. Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Nitte DU presided over the program. Ms. Nisha Felicita, Senior Associate, DKMS- BMST conducted Blood Cancer Stem Cell Awareness session and donor drive set up. This was followed by an interactive Q&A session. Around 760 NSS volunteers from constituent colleges of NitteDU participated in the program and 306 volunteers came forward and registered as stem cell donors.

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