An activist whose name has become synonymous with blood donation ever since he conducted his first blood donation drive three and a half decades ago when he was 20 years of age. Since then he has organized blood donation drives in various colleges, offices, public places, residential areas and charitable organizations. Lobbying the Indian government to cover medical treatment for people suffering from Thalassemia,Vinay has been responsible for running a structured program for testing for Thalassaemia Minor in colleges in Mumbai University, which has now spread to various corporate offices and residential areas.
Vinay who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from VJTI Mumbai University brings to the public domain a deep understanding of the subjects of Thalassaemia and blood donation and a strategy for finding long term solutions.
Because of his activism which has made his name synonymous with blood donation made Vinay to be appointed as a Permanent Member of the Voluntary Blood Donation Committee of the State Blood Transfusion Council.
An estimated 5000 children suffer from the disorder of Thalassaemia disorder in Maharashtra and through the efforts and initiatives of Vinay Shetty daily blood donation drives are organized to restore normalcy in the lives of children suffering from Thalassaemia.
Other initiatives towards alleviating the malaise of Thalassaemia are provisions of medicines and helps with other medical interventions which provides support for needy Thalassaemia children.
Felicitating Vinay Shetty greatly supports his efforts to help children suffering from Thalassaemia Major.