Eleven-year-old Darshil Soni from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major. He urgently needs a matched unrelated blood stem cell donor to give him a second chance at life. You can be a lifesaver; register with DATRI to be his one in a million donor to gift him a second chance at life.

Every patient has only a 25% chance of finding a match within the family. Regardless, the rest of the patients who do not find a suitable donor within the family have to depend on an unrelated blood stem cell donor. Manish Soni, Darshil’s father, says, “We do not have a match within the family, and we need to find a match soon so that he can grow up like a normal kid.” Manish also adds that “Darshil needs a blood transfusion every week, and being a child, it is very painful.”

A blood stem cell transplant is the only possible way to help him gift a second chance at life. He urgently needs an HLA matched donor to undergo a blood stem cell transplant. The possibility of getting a perfect match donor is 1 in 10,000 to 1 in a million.

He loves to play cricket, chess, and read books. His ambition is to become a doctor. We need as many potential donors to sign up for Darshil Soni and many other patients who are still suffering from blood cancer and life-threatening blood disorders! Register with us to be that one in a million donor to ‘Gift A Life’! #ActNowGiftALife


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 lives depend on an unrelated donor to survive. DATRI, India’s largest registry with more than 4.65 Lakh donors. Any healthy individual between the age of 18 years to 50 years can register as a blood stem cell donor with DATRI to become a potential blood stem cell donor to give a second chance at life!


Take your journey to Gift a Life today

This video will explain you the journey to Gift a Life from Blood stem cell registration to donation.


Doctor’s Talk

Dr. Sunil Bhat, Director and Head of Department Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Narayana Health City, Bangalore explains the Process of Unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donation & Bone Marrow Donation

Swab video

How to fill up the registration form as given below, take the swab sample and send it back to DATRI and take your first step towards gifting a life.