We envision a society in which every patient in need of life saving blood stem cells, is provided with an opportunity to find a HLA matched, willing donor.
The Journey to Gift a Life
I realized this was a rare opportunity to save the life of someone. My parents supported my decision to donate.
It is the best feeling in the world to save life.
I feel responsible, I see him as my own
Heard that the recipient is doing well. I am very happy to have saved a life.
Going through a little pain is such a nice feeling when it is to save a life.
I felt like I am donating life, with ease.
It makes me proud to have saved a child’s life. Donation was painless and the easiest things one could do to save a life.
Awesome Experience. Great feeling to have saved a life.
I donated my blood stem cells and I am completely fine. It is a wonderful feeling.
I am healthy and continued with my farming activities immediately after donating my blood stem cells.
Gesture of giving is never out of fashion!
An opportunity to save a life when I just turned 18, is in itself a great feeling.
I am extremely happy that I got an opportunity to gift a life to a stranger. Thank you DATRI.
My small act of going through a little bit of pain saved a life. It makes me feel proud to be a life-saver.
I grabbed the god given opportunity to save a life.
Faith can make impossible things possible.
I now have three children, including the one who received my blood stem cells.
I signed hoping to save a life. However, I was amazed and glad when I was found to be a match for a stranger.
What is Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation?
Once you register with DATRI, your cheek cell sample (buccal swab) is sent for HLA typing. This is stored in our registry.
If your HLA type matches with any patient looking for a match, you will be called upon to donate your blood stem cells to save the patient.A small sample of your blood is subjected to confirmatory typing. This is followed by a Master Health Check-up to make sure you are fit and healthy to donate. You will be given an injection called GCSF (Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor) for 5 days. This is to release your stem cells from the bone marrow into your peripheral blood flow. On the fifth day, your blood stem cells will be collected in a 4-5 hours outpatient procedure called Apheresis. Your blood stem cells are transported by DATRI to the transplant center. The transplant center doctor will transfuse your blood stem cells to the patient.
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