The simple process of blood stem cell donation
DATRI was founded in 2009 by Mr. Raghu Rajagopal, Dr. Nezih Cereb and Dr. Soo Young Yang, because they saw the urgent need of a blood stem cell donors registry in India. Raghu had encountered a life-changing experience when one of his Indian friends in the US wanted his help in finding a bone marrow donor for his fiancée who was suffering from Blood Cancer. This was when Raghu discovered the acute shortage of Indian bone marrow donors worldwide. With ethnicity playing a major role in finding donors and with increasing incidence of blood ailments amongst Indians, the three visionaries were more than convinced to form a registry in India.
It was not an easy start as the concept of blood stem cell donation was at a very nascent stage in India…