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Diagnosis : Fanconi Anaemia

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DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry is the pioneer in the field of Blood Stem Cell Donation and is India’s largest registry with more than 4 Lakh donors. Any healthy individual between the age of 18 yrs to 50 yrs can register as Blood Stem Cell donors with DATRI and potentially become a lifesaver when they’re found to be match for a fatal blood disorder patient.


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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. 



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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. 



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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…


Even though India has the third highest number of Blood Cancer and other Blood disorder patients in the world, there is limited awareness in knowing that these diseases are curable. It is a need of the hour to save people from these diseases and create awareness, which will increase the number of registered donors…

success stories

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…

10 years of DATRI

DATRI celebrated its 10th anniversary on 30th Nov 2019. It was a gathering of DATRI Donors, Recipients, Doctors, Medical Support Staff and Supporters who were part of the meaningful journey.

Dr Nezih Cereb Co-founder and Chairperson – DATRI delivered the welcome note followed by Raghu Rajagopal Co-founder…

Donors Registered

Lives Gifted


John Paul Jose

“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.”

PR Manager, Contec Global Group, Abuja, Nigeria.

Sajat Kumar Jain

“I would like to thank DATRI for giving me the chance to save a life. I am glad to be a match.”

Self-employed (Runs a company involved in Diagnostics labs),Delhi

Amandeep Singh Bhutani

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

New Delhi

Aby Sam John

“Donating blood stem cells does not affect the donor’s health. It is the best feeling in the world to save a life and be responsible to our community.”

DATRI, Kochi

Essaki Durai

“U need not help others all the time to be a Good person. It depends on the situation in which you help. And that’s what I did.”

Field assistant , Center for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai

Naval Chaudhary

“The fact that, a little effort from my part could save a life felt like I was the chosen one.”

Bank Employee, Bangalore

Uma Hariharan

“I now have three children, including the one who received my blood stem cells.”

Independent Data Architect, Bangalore.

Hemant Sonthalia

“Value of life is not in its duration but it’s in donation. You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live.”

Bank Employee, Kolkata

Mahesh Kumar Nagdev

“I was very happy to hear that I was a potential match for Someone.”


Mujeeb Ur Rehman

“It gives me an immense pleasure to be a part of DATRI family. The experience I had is the most memorable one.”
“Upon all religion, cast, community is Humanity. And it still lives in young India”.

Software Engineer at Accenture, Chennai

Bharti Sharma

“An act of kindness, one at a time that is all that it takes to rebuild faith in humanity.”

Software Engineer, Gurgaon

Boopathy Nanjukutty

“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.”

Namecheap Web Service Private Limited, Coimbatore

Eldho Varghese

“Proud to be part of a noble drive and feeling delighted & blessed to be the tool of almighty to gift a life.”

CEO, Rajasthan Marbles, Kolenchery, Ernakulam

Dr. Shruti Kakkar

“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 Emerson

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Ludhiana


“I really felt happy! And to be frank, I thought I am also useful for Someone! I didn’t do much, Even though I felt really proud and Yeah it is, a beautiful unforgettable part in my life.”

Works at Amazon, Coimbatore

Jay Pragnesh Kumar Mehta

“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.”

Senior Officer Civil ,Lanxess India Pvt Ltd.,Vadodara

Manish Anil Kumar Sharma

“When you get something you become happy. Happiness last till it becomes old for you. But when you give something to someone in need, You feel eternal pleasure. And when you know that your efforts are life-saving for someone, the feeling, the joy, the pleasure elates your inner soul.

Thanks, DATRI for giving me the opportunity to have that pious feeling…”

Pediatrician-MD Pediatrics, Surat


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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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