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Who can register as a Potential Blood Stem Cell donor?

You’ve made the first step and decided to register to be a potential blood stem cell donor. Unfortunately, there are certain restrictions which means that not everyone is eligible to register.

Last updated: 14/07/2021

You can sign up as a potential blood stem cell donor if you are:

  • A healthy adult
  • Living in India
  • 18 to 50 years of age
  • Not registered with any other stem cell registry

If you have been diagnosed with any chronic or serious illnesses (whether current or in the past), please check with us before signing up.

The following medical conditions would prevent a person from registering as a potential donor:

1. Cardiovascular diseases (e.g. heart attack, coronary heart disease)

2. Pulmonary diseases (e.g. severe bronchial asthma)

3. Severe kidney diseases

4. Diseases of the hematopoietic system

5. Thromboses

6. Metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes)

7. Cancer

8. Autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatism, multiple sclerosis)

9. Severe infectious disease (e.g. HIV, hepatitis C)

10. Morbid obesity, i.e. a body mass index of more than 40 (BMI = weight/height²)

11. Identified as belonging to a risk group for severe infections transferred via blood

12. Severe allergies

13. Severe neurological diseases

Below are a few conditions that DO NOT hold you back from registering:

1. An enlarged or underactive thyroid, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

2. High blood pressure (stable and well-regulated)

3. Hay fever, slight asthma (without attacks), food allergies

4. Unipolar depression (no impact on managing day-to-day life)

To get more information, visit our FAQ section.


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