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DATRI is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2009 with a mission to save lives of those suffering from life threatening blood disorders like Blood Cancer, Thalassemia, Aplastic Anemia etc. A blood stem cell transplant can save the lives of such patients. With very few registered donors available in India, the possibility of finding a match for an Indian anywhere in the world is very bleak. Inspired by the registries in USA and motivated to create a viable registry of Indian donors, Mr. Raghu Rajagopal together with Dr. Nezih Cereb and Dr. Soo Young Yang of Histogenetics, a global leader in high resolution HLA typing, set up DATRI (meaning donor in Sanskrit) with a donor base of a mere 3000 donors in 2009. DATRI is working towards creating a wide and diverse database of potential blood stem cell donors that can be accessed by any patient, living anywhere in the world, in need of a blood stem cell transplant.

Through systematic donor drives, DATRI seeks to build awareness and enroll potential blood stem cell donors.
DATRI is registered member with World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) and follows WMDA guidelines and processes. DATRI is also a recognized member of Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW).
We are registered with Government of India as a Section 8 organization and all monetary contributions towards DATRI are subject to 80G exemptions.

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We envision a global society in which every patient in need of life saving blood stem cells, is provided with an opportunity to find a genetically matched, willing donor.


To create a registry of committed, voluntary, tissue/HLA typed donors, who are well informed and are willing to donate, to a patient, anywhere in the world, in need of life saving blood stem cells.

We aspire to achieve this, in a responsible and ethical manner, by increasing awareness and fostering a deeper understanding of unrelated blood stem cell donation, and enabling informed decision making.

We will endeavor to succeed in this, through collaborative efforts of representatives of all facets of blood stem cell transplantation such as donors, recipients and their families, corporates, community resources, apheresis centers, transplant centers, and other cooperative donor registries.

Guiding Values

Donor Safety

To ensure that donor safety is not compromised irrespective of the urgency of the patient need.


To be driven by a spirit of excellence in and attain and maintain highest level of quality in all endeavors


Ensure the highest level of honesty and integrity in all our interactions


To approach all our activities with a deep awareness of the situation of those who are in need of life saving transplants and promote sensitivity to the dignity of each individual.


To be fully and passionately committed to our mission of saving lives through enabling of volunteer enrollment for stem cell donation.


To create openness and transparency in all our interactions and processes