4,75,847 - Donors Registered
DATRI has 4,75,847 Registered Donor, The probability of ﬁnding an unrelated matched donor is 1 in 10,000 to 1 in over a Million Take the ﬁrst step. Register yourself as a Blood Stem Cell Donor.
960 - Lives Gifted
DATRI has facilitated 960 Blood Stem Cell Donations till now. Many patients are still waiting for the match. Register and become a lifesaver and give them a second chance to Live
DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, a not-for-profit organisation, has facilitated 960 Blood Stem Cell Donations to date. The journey began in the year 2009 to find unrelated matched donors for patients with leukaemia, Thalassemia or blood disorders whose life is dependent on an unrelated donor to survive. DATRI, India’s largest Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, has more than 4,75,847 donors registered. 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 Donation. Any healthy individual between the age of 18 years to 50 years can register as a blood stem cell donor with DATRI and potentially become a lifesaver when they’re found to be a match for a fatal blood disorder patient.
Donor Recipient Meet
A BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER
Gayathri Gunarajan, is an Interior Designer from Hyderabad who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just after three months of her first pregnancy. Luckily she found a match in 2015 and underwent a Blood Stem Cell Transplant.
During the DRM, when Gayathri met her donor Sivakumar, she had uncontrollable…
REBIRTH OF LONG LOST SISTER
Garima Saraswat was diagnosed of Mixed Phenotypic Acute Leukemia in December 2016. She was shattered about the uncertainty of life. The only way for cure was a Blood Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant as suggested by the doctor. But the transplant needs a HLA match for Garima, which they couldn’t find in the family. Her family tried their best to find a HLA…
A RAY OF HOPE LIES BEYOND THE FAMILY
Fateh was a little boy diagnosed from Thalassemia. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find a Bone Marrow Match/ Blood Stem Cell Match in his family. But Fateh was blessed enough to find an unrelated donor from DATRI was a match for him. The donation to Fateh was held in 2016 and Thalassemia Treatment went smooth.
One-year post Fateh and his entire...
“To be the chosen one from 100,000 donors to save a life made me realise how much you can contribute to the world with your mere insignificant life. Special thanks to DATRI for giving me this opportunity and will be available for donating any time.”
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerso
“We are not made of drugs but cells. And I wondered how a cell can make a difference. And here I am gifting life to a total stranger.”
“One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need. Lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.”
“Satisfying experience as I was able to do something for the person in need.”
CONNECT WITH DATRI
1. How does bone marrow donation help in saving lives?
There are 25 out of 100 chances that a person can find a matched bone marrow donor from within the family. Majority patients reach out unrelated donors to save their lives. The probability of finding the right match from Unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donor is 1 in 10,000 as it depends on how closely the HLA typing matches between a donor and a patient.
2. How does a blood stem cell donor registry work in India?
A Blood Stem Cell Donor’s registry works to help Blood Disorders patients and give them a second chance to survive. Some registries are non-profits like DATRI, while others might not. These registries compile and store the details of registered donors. When there is a requirement for a patient, the registry runs a search to find the unrelated HLA matched donor for the patient.
3. What is the minimum age for blood stem cell donation?
Donors between 18 years to 50 years can come forward and register to be part of this noble cause.
4. How do we know Datri is a trustworthy organization?
DATRI is registered with the Government of India as a Section 8 organization and all monetary contributions towards DATRI are subject to 80G exemptions. DATRI has facilitated 960 in May 2022
5. What makes DATRI’s Stem cell donor registry foundation the best?
DATRI is India’s largest Unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry which has 4+ Lakhs donor’s database. DATRI’s mission is to save lives of those suffering from life-threatening fatal blood cancers and disorders like Blood Cancer, Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia, etc.
6. Why is DATRI the top NGO in India?
DATRI works with integrity and transparency which makes us the top NGO in India.
DATRI is registered with the World Marrow Donors Association (WMDA) and is also listed in the Global Search Program, Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide Association (BMDW).
7. What is a bone marrow transplant & its process?
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of the bones, such as hip and thigh bones. It contains stem cells which can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting. When a person’s body fails to produce these cells, the body requires a transplant to acquire new and healthy stem cells.
A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that replaces a person’s faulty bone marrow stem cells with new and healthy stem cells from related or unrelated HLA matched donor.
Before the transplant, the patient’s body is prepared. Any existing faulty marrow cells are killed through high doses of chemotherapy and possible radiation. This destroys the faulty stem cells that are present in the patient’s body and also suppresses body’s immune system so that it won’t attack the new stem cells after the transplant.
A healthy part of stem cells is then infused to the patient’s blood which gets carried to the bone tissues. This later develops to healthy and new marrow cells. The process works similar to blood transfusion.
8. How are bone marrow stem cells used for treatment?
The healthy stem cells are extracted from the donor’s bone marrow and then infused to the recipient. The infused cells travel through the bloodstream, reach the bone marrow and develop to healthy and new marrow cells.