Indian Cells will provide transplant physicians quick access to the database of marrow donor registries and Public Cord Blood Banks from the Indian subcontinent.
This will be the first stop for search for HLA matched Haematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) for an Indian patient with blood cancers, Thalassemia, inherited metabolic diseases potentially curable by transplantation.
Indian Cells is a collaborative effort of Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 1995 and Medi Interface, an Indian information technology company offering solutions to the healthcare industry.
Be The Cure Registry, operated by Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation, comprises of the largest repository of stem cells from donated cord blood in the South Asian region and an adult marrow donor registry. Jeevan believes in affordable health care.
Access to this portal is restricted to transplant registries and transplant centres authorised by Indian Cells.
Currently all transplant centres in India are sending out the same requisition to multiple registries making the process cumbersome and time consuming.
IndianCells aims to eliminate this and offer you a single window for search among Indian donor registries - both Adult Stem Cell Donors and Cord Blood Units.
To access the registry and search for a match, your transplant Centre must be registered as a user. There is no user fee at this point of time as this facility is supported by philanthropists.
The process is simple and takes only a few minutes.
To register as a Listing Organisation, you must
- Meet legal standards as an established entity in an Indian state (proof required)
- High resolution HLA typing by SBT or NGS preferable. If not available, low resolution molecular typing must be uploaded.
- Specify the place where HLA typing was performed. If outsourced, indicate the name and accreditation status.
- Meet certain ethical requirements, particularly in obtaining consent of marrow donors and mother donating a cord blood (upload copy of informed consent form).
- Your organisation should also be prepared to collect and transport stem cell products to the transplant centre.
- Be prepared to update your donor / cord blood unit data in IndianCells as frequently as possible.
- Registration is simple and you need to fill up the form and submit Register
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