Stem Cell Donor Registry

Stem Cell Donor Registry

Iranian Stem Cell Donor Registry (ISCDR) is a governmental organization, under the supervision of Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), established in 2009, in order to help patients who need Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT).

About 70% of patients rely on unrelated volunteer HLA-matched donors. We need to recruit donors, particularly from ethnic communities. A patient is more likely to be matched with a donor, from the same ethnic background. This increases the chance of a successful transplant.

Main missions of ISCDR are:

  • To provide the centralized information on the HLA phenotypes and other relevant data of unrelated stem cell donors in Iran for the benefit of the patients;
  • To educate and recruit adequate potential HSC donors;
  • To maximize the chance of finding suitable unrelated stem cell donors among Iranians;
  • To minimize and coordinate the efforts, that required to find the suitable donors.

Since 2015, ISCDR has joined Iranian National Stem Cell Donor Network (INSCDN). The main duty of INSCD is organizing, standardization, development, quality promotion, coordination and monitoring of hematopoietic stem cell registries activities in Iran. INSCDN has also joined the Bone Marrow Donor Worldwide (BMDW), a global database of lifesaving stem cell donors in 2016.