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Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation

link: Jeevan Youtube Channel

The Stem Cell Registry

Stem Cells from adult donors help Indians with blood cancer, Thalassemia and immune deficiency diseases. See more about the eligibility. To become a donor, first join the registry through this online form.

If you know of anyone organizing a blood camp, write to Jeevan or call +91 44 4350 4246 and ask them to send their team over to collect blood and DNA samples for their registry. Sponsors are always welcome and earn the undying gratitude of the many people whose lives can be saved.

Every year over 120,000 Indians are diagnosed with blood cancers and another 10000 children are born with diseases like Thalassemia. They can hope for a 60 to 80% chance of cure, if they find matching stem cell donors. The chance of finding a donor in the family is less than 30%. The match is highly ethnicity dependent and hence the chance of finding a match in an Indian registry is over 70%..

Stem Cells from donated cord blood can help children with a body weight less than 30 Kg. Other patients will need a larger number of cells and that can only be obtained from a donor either as Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donation or Bone Marrow Donation.

Bone Marrow Registry is a database of potential stem cell donors, whose Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) is typed by Jeevan and stored in a server. When a patient needs a donor, the matching donor is identified from the database. He / she is then counseled, medically examined and then encouraged to donate stem cells. These stem cells are used for the treatment of patients.


Rotary Clubs Chennai

link: Projects
link: Vadapalani, Chennai

RI District 3230

District 3230 is situated in South India comprising of five revenue districts Chennai,Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Vellore & Thiruvannamalai. There are 118 clubs in this Rotary District.

We offer clubs pages to list their activities, find non-rotarian volunteers and new joinees, and a place for Rotarians to share their thoughts with the yieldmore community at large.


Good Country

link: Simon’s TED Talk
youtube: TED on YouTube
link: YouTube Channel
link: YM Google Slide
youtube: YM Imran Intro Video

The Good Country Movement was started by Simon Anholt, an advisor who has worked with more than fifty countries over the last twenty years, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the rest of the world.

Most of the world’s problems are really just symptoms of a bigger, underlying problem: that we haven’t yet worked out how to organise ourselves as a single species inhabiting a single planet. This can change.

Problems like climate change, pandemics, migration, human trafficking, terrorism and economic chaos are multiplying because of globalisation. These problems are too big and connected for any one country to fix them. We need to co-operate and collaborate much more closely if we’re going to make the world work.

But, most of the time, we don’t. Why not?

Because the seven billion people who created all these problems are organised in two hundred tribes called nations. Each one is run by a government that’s totally focused on the national interest: what will make us richer, happier, safer, stronger?

Can this ever change? Yes it can. It will change when we, the people who keep those governments in power, wake them up and tell them the world has changed, and their jobs have changed with it. Foreigners aren’t aliens, they’re humans just like us, and we care about them. Countries aren’t islands, unconnected to the rest of the world: they’re all part of one system. If it fails, we all fail.

Anybody can launch a Good Country project, start a Good Country Party, teach a Good Country course, write a Good Country book, make a Good Country speech, start a Good University, a Good School, a Good Company, a Good Village or even a Good Family. So please do, and write in and tell Simon about it.

The Good Country isn’t an organisation, an NGO, a charity or a company. It’s an idea: an idea that needs to spread. Please sign up here for updates, and contact Simon directly if you have a Good Country idea of your own.


Ammai Appar Agam

Ammai Appar Agam is a trust registered in Chennai that plans to build and run an old age home cum orphanage in Thiruvanamalai where children are adopted and live with the elder inmates in little bamboo cottages.

They plan to grow trees and shrubs which have medicinal value, operate a Siddha clinic and run a gurukulam that gives the children all-round knowledge (vidyalaya).

Also planned is to digitize and publish books on Shaiva Siddhantam, which theology will form the basis of their education and practices.

If your interested to know more, check back to this page for updates / contact Mr Anbarasu at


Satyananda Yoga Centre (Chennai)

link: Facebook
link: Facebook Events
link: BSY Yoga Magazine

The Bihar School of Yoga was founded in 1963 by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is currently led by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Satyananda Yoga Centre Mambalam has been taking free yoga classes for over 150 batches.

We have the following centres:

  1. Mambalam – Mon 21 Aug – 160th Batch
  2. Velachery – __ Batch ongoing

  3. Nanganallur – 1st Batch, 2

Classes go from Mon to Saturday for 3 weeks and an optional advanced pranayama class in the 4th week. With class introductions on a Sunday and other Sundays as contact class for old students. Sannyasi Krishna Yogam is the Guru.

For the benefit of students, weekly Havan is conducted at the Ashram in Mambalam. Address can be had by writing to



Please pick one of the schools from the menu to know more about it.



An orphanage is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans—children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them.



This page offers information to people on how to help Beggars and Houseless people.

Many people are against giving money to beggars especially children or people who seem fit and able. What these people need is education and vocational training and an opportunity to work.

So if you do not have the capacity to help further, please consider helping us gain the right information and spread it. And when possible, take the time to talk to these economically disadvantaged people and find out their problems and suggest places / people who can help them.


Seven Sisters on a Cycle

Gene Hashmi is travelling to the 7 north eastern states of India on a fact finding mission in the beginning of 2017.

You can follow his journey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.

Will update this travelogue and add his report when it is complete.



Part of, a collborative venture to share inspiring and useful information, Share YM is an initiative to help other people, advertise the operations of NGOs and individuals trying to make the world a better place.

For a complete overview, please visit the parent site / click the help link (logo) on the top.

Why – by a bookworm, Nov 2016

Social responsibility is one person’s obligation to the community to act in a way that would benefit the society as a whole. It is characterized as an individual striving for ethical and sensitive behaviour towards self and others.

You cannot care for others if you do not first know how to care for yourself. When you learn to be responsible for yourself you also learn that it is in your best interest to be mindful of others’ needs and the world around you.

Each of us are part of a clan, a village, a community, a complex, an organization and thus contribute to the growth of a social and cultural order. It is within this order, that we identify ourselves as a member, we contribute to the growth of. Seeing as we are all contributors to a greater whole, it makes sense to act in such a way that defines our actions as serving not just us, or the small circle that we live in, but for the greater good of all.

In the past this could be seen in the lord of the manor having responsibility for the safety and success of his serfs. In present day, democracy puts a different spin on this in that it is the main character of every citizen to do the right thing for a nation to succeed. What was considered personal responsibility morphs into personal social responsibility.

To quote John Rockefeller – “I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession, a duty”

Volunteering and mentoring are means to enhancing responsibility through participation. Contributions to the enhancement of our fellow beings adds to our sense of well-being and speaks to our giving natures. Volunteering is also described as a personal duty, where people can contribute their skills and talents for a common purpose. As Winston Churchill put it “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.

Making a contribution to the local community, whilst using skills and experience is motive enough for most volunteers. Some believe they were fulfilling a religious obligation, or they were personally affected and wished to make a difference.

Whatever the reason, it instills a belief of self-worth in the person, translating into mental well-being which in itself helps create a more complete person.