Our Donor Screening Process

The donors are physically and mentally healthy individuals from a broad cross section of society. We have with us donors ranging from students to professionals. Each donor candidate meets rigorous screening criteria and undergoes a thorough examination prior to acceptance and continues to be screened as long as the donor is active. Donors are genuine in their desire to help others for social cause.

Donors are fully informed of the purpose of donation. Donors mutually agree and sign a contract which regulates all issues in relation to the donation. Donors renounce all paternal rights and responsibilities.

Compulsory tests

We send all our blood samples to accredited pathology laboratories to get reliable results.

List of examinations are as follows
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Typing
  • HIV 1 & 2 antibody testing
  • VDRL
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B core antibody testing
  • Hepatitis C antibody testing

There are various methods available to detect the above viral infections but we use Enzyme Immuno Assay to perform the test because we find it more reliable than other cheaper methods.

  • SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase)
  • Random Blood Sugar
  • S. Creatinine
  • Routine urine testing

BabyQuest Cryobank strives to perform genetic testing in a thoughtful and rational manner for common and relevant diseases.

BabyQuest Cryobank provides the following genetic testing for all donors
  • Chromosome Analysis (karyotype)
  • Hemoglobinopathies including Thalassemia (alpha and beta)

As long as the donor continues to participate in the program, he is required to repeat lab testing at a minimum of six-month intervals for HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

He is also required to update his medical history and to have a physical examination every six months. At this time he is asked about the occurrence of any new disease within his family. If there is a change in status, the donor’s profile is updated with the new information.