Check your eligibility
There are a few simple requirements to be eligible to become a donor.
Your age, location and health are importantSee 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.
If you did register before, you do not need to register again.
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Do you suffer from one of the following diseases or belong to one of the risk groups below?
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- 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
- 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
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
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
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.