Become a donor

Check your eligibility

There are a few simple requirements to be eligible to become a donor.

Your age, location and health are important

See if you are eligible

As a registered donor you may save someone's life!

Do you live in India ?

Is this your first registration with a donor registry?

Please enter your date of birth.

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic disease or any blood disorder?

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Thank you. You can become a donor!

As a registered donor, you give patients hope for a new chance at life.

Thank you for your willingness to help!

We can only register people who live in India. You can find a list with other national registries on World Marrow Donors Association

 

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Thank you.

If you did register before, you do not need to register again.

 

Please help us to create more awareness!

There are other ways to help.

Other ways to help

Thank you for your willingness to help!

Due to medical reasons, you must be between the ages of 18 and 50.

 

But you can still help!

Thank you for your willingness to help!

Unfortunately you cannot become a donor.

 

But you can still help!

Thank you for your willingness to help!

You must weigh at least 50 kg and your BMI must be under 40.

 

But you can still help!

 

Do you suffer from one of the following diseases or belong to one of the risk groups below?

If you have questions about the exclusion criteria, please call us at +91 (0) 80 6828 6500

  • Cardiovascular diseases (e.g. heart attack, coronary heart disease)
  • Pulmonary diseases (e.g. severe bronchial asthma)
  • Severe kidney diseases
  • Severe neurological diseases
  • Diseases of the hematopoietic system
  • Thromboses
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes)
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatism, multiple sclerosis)
  • Severe infectious diseases (e.g. HIV, hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B)
  • Severe allergies

Become a donor

Stem cell donation experience of Manish
How to become a DKMS-BMST Stem Cell donor?

Watch this short video to see what it means to be a potential blood stem cell donor. A three-minute cheek swab will put you on standby to save a life.

Be a Lifesaver!

Every 5 minutes, someone in India is diagnosed with blood cancer or a blood disorder. Only 30% of patients find a suitable donor within their families. For many people, a stem cell donation from an unrelated donor is their only chance of recovery. The majority of those affected are unable to find a matching donor within their family and must search in the worldwide pool of available donors. As there are many millions of possible combinations of HLA characteristics and the frequency of these so-called genotypes is related to ethnicity and varies greatly, sometimes no matching donor is found, even among several millions. That is why we need you!

Find out more about the different kinds of blood cancer.

How stem cell donations work

Registration

registration

To register as a potential blood stem cell donor, you must be:
• A healthy adult
• Living in India
• 18 to 50 years of age
• Weigh above 50 kg
• Not already registered with a blood stem cell registry

Confirmatory Typing

Health check

After registration, your tissue type is made available in the global search for potential stem cell donors. If you are found to be a possible match for someone in need of a stem cell donation, DKMS-BMST will contact you and you will be asked to provide a blood sample for further testing. If the results confirm that you are a suitable donor, you will be asked to donate your stem cells.

Blood Stem Cell Collection

PBSC

Peripheral blood stem cell collection is safe and the most commonly used donation method today. Prior to the blood stem cell collection, the donor receives a daily injection of G-CSF for five consecutive days, to mobilize and build up the number of stem cells in the circulating blood stream. PBSC collection method

 

When you are ready to register, all you need to do is complete a consent form and swab the inside of your cheeks to collect your all-important tissue cells. Your tissue sample is then sent to the lab, to be analysed and listed anonymously on the international search platform provided by World Marrow Donors Association (WMDA).

 
 

While taking the injections, the donor may feel flu-like symptoms, but these will disappear after the donation and there are no known long-term side effects of this injection.

On the day of donation, the donor’s blood is collected from one arm, using a sterile, disposable kit and passed through a machine that separates out the increased number of blood stem cells. The remaining blood is routed back to the donor through the other arm. This is a very safe, nonsurgical outpatient procedure that takes approximately four hours to complete.

Other ways to help

There are many ways to support our fight against blood cancer.