Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST) was established by the Rotary Club of Bangalore and TTK & Company in 1984.
BMST, initially set up to provide blood-banking services through its division, the Rotary Bangalore-TTK Blood Bank, has evolved over time to become a centre of excellence in the areas of blood banking, transfusion and Immunohematology; transplant Immunology; tissue banking; solid organ and stem cell transplantation; Training; Research; and community based health education and health services.
BMST has 12 trustees, 6 nominees of TTK & Co. and 6 of Rotary Club of Bangalore who change every year. The Chairman is a nominee of RCB & the Managing Trustee a nominee of TTK & Co.
Rotary Club of Bangalore and TTK & Co, the founding partners as well as other Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and many other corporate & individual donors have mobilized the funding support for BMST over the years.
Several Rotarians of RCB have supported BMST. Notable among them were Rtn P.D.G P.T Kasturi, founder Chairman and the visionary who initiated this project, Rtn Capt. V.V.K. Mani & Rtn. Arun Kumar, who contributed enormously in terms of time and effort to at first get a Civic Amenity (CA) site of the Government of Karnataka and then construct the building.
Dr. Latha Jagannathan, Medical Director and Managing Trustee and Mrs. Lakshmi Ravichandran, Trustee, BMST and Head, Donor Recruitment, have contributed, totally free, their time, effort and expertise to establish and grow BMST to what it is today.
In addition, several volunteers, have contributed to BMST, of note among them is Mr. Pratap, who has developed and supported the software program Hemotrace pro bono for BMST.