Jankalyan blood centre    28-Jan-2022
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Jankalyan Blood Centre is run by a Public Charitable Trust named Jankalyan Raktapedhi Trust and is guided by a board of trustees. These trustees are distinguished philanthropists belonging to different walks of life.
Dr. Avinash Wachasundar, Managing Trustee
An eminent ENT Surgeon by profession and practicing for more than 30 years, Dr. Wachasundar has been a guiding light in all the major milestones that the Blood Centre has achieved till now. He is also the Managing Director of well-known NGO Cochlea which supports treatment for infants with deafness. He chairs the position of Vice President of Saksham, an initiative that supports differently abled citizens. Dr. Wachasundar is devoted to the service of patients and also treats many poor rural patients free of cost. He is the Managing Trustee of Ashwin Medical Foundation’s Moraya Hospital as well. His service and contribution in the field of research, training and rehabilitation activities for the deaf has brought him many well-deserved accolades and awards.
Adv. Murlidhar Pandharinath Bendre (Dadasaheb Bendre)
Dadasaheb is a father figure to many a lawyers and advocates as-well-as social workers and NGOs. He has been practicing law since 1961 and has tremendous experience of working in courts of all levels. He has been one of the most prestigious faculty at ILS Law College, Pune and also the President of Town Hall Committee. Books authored by him have proved extremely beneficial for fellow citizens to understand the basics of law. He is a renowned and regular Column Writer in well-known Newspapers. Dadasaheb has chaired the Pune Bar Association as President in the past magnificently. The Maharashtra Granthottejak Sabha, Surhad Hospital, Hindu Tarun Mandal, Adhivakta Parishad, Rotary Club Trust are blessed to have Dadasaheb Bendre as an active member with them.
Shri Sanjay Ji Walimbe
Fondly known as Walimbe Kaka, Sanjay Ji is a sugar technologist by profession. Enriched with experience in sugar industry right since 1978, he has also chaired various socially significant positions like being Estate Manager and part of Administrative team at Rani Laxmibai Military School at Kasar Amboli, Mulshi. This school is one of the trendsetters, going way ahead of time to groom the girl child into an able human being and a patriotic citizen of the country.
Shri Suresh Ji Bapat
Popularly known as Bapat Kaka, Suresh Ji has been an engineer professionally and has worked in the forging industry since 1985. He runs a small scale industry in Pune, with specialization in tools and dyes. He is also a Trustee of Mitramandal Education Society, Pune and contributes to a great extent in its working.
Dr. Rajeev Dhere
Dr. Rajeev Dhere is the Executive Director at Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SIIPL). A Microbiologist and Virologist by profession, he holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology and a Doctorate in Biotechnology. His contribution in the field of vaccine development and production for the last 38 years, has been phenomenal. The Measles vaccine with his efforts, became the first vaccine for SIIPL to be prequalified by the WHO in 1993 followed by the MR and MMR vaccines. These events were the fundamental breakthroughs that helped SIIPL to become a supplier to the UN agencies. Development and commercialization of H1N1 Pandemic vaccine in an extremely short time frame was another huge contribution by Dr. Dhere. He has a social vision towards children with thalassemia.