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4,66,927 - Donors Registered

DATRI has 4,66,927 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.

897 - Lives Gifted

DATRI has facilitated 897 Blood Stem Cell Donation till now. Many patients are still waiting for match. Register and become a lifesaver and give them second chance to Live


DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry a not-for-profit organisation, was incepted in 2009 to find unrelated matched donors for patients with leukaemia or blood disorders whose life is dependent on an unrelated donor to survive. DATRI, India’s largest registry with more than 4.6 Lakh donors. 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.

Did you know – Blood Cancer is curable & you can be the cure! Join us & help cure fatal blood disorders like Blood cancer & Thalassemia. It takes just 5 minutes to enroll yourself to save a life.


Support our life saving cause with a money donation. It costs INR 1800 to register a donor and any amount contributed by you will go towards saving lives. Your donation will be exempted of tax under 80G.


Be the Samaritan! Come forward & volunteer for with us. Be the change you want to see. Everybody can be great. Anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul of love.



Blood Stem Cell Donation Process Explained

About DATRI : 

DATRI is a Not-for-Profit organization that was founded in 2009 with a mission to save lives of those suffering from life threatening fatal blood disorders like Blood Cancer, Thalassemia, Leukaemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Sickle Cell Anaemia etc…

DATRI Founders : 

Dr. Nezih Cereb and Dr. Soo Young Yang are the founders of Histogenetics, a laboratory which performs high resolution HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) typing. HLA is used to determine a tissue match between a patient and a healthy donor. For many suffering from a fatal blood disorder (like Leukemia, Thalassemia and other diseases) a Bone Marrow or a Blood Stem Cell Transplant from an Unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donor…


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…


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


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...

Donors Registered

Lives Gifted


“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.”

John Paul Jose

“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

Dr. Shruti Kakkar

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Ludhiana

“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.”

Jay Pragnesh Kumar Mehta

Senior Officer Civil, Lanxess India Pvt Ltd, Vadodara

“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.”

Boopathy Nanjukutty

“Satisfying experience as I was able to do something for the person in need.”

Amandeep Singh Bhutani






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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 668 donations in 10 years.

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.

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