Blood stem cell donor
Are you considering joining a (bone marrow) blood stem cell registry?
Every year, thousands of patients around the world are diagnosed with leukaemia and other blood-related diseases. In the past, this diagnosis was often fatal. Today, a blood stem cell transplant can be a potentially life-saving treatment for more than 70 different diseases. A blood stem cell transplant replaces a person’s defective stem cells with healthy ones. More than 50,000 patients worldwide receive transplants every year, and this number continues to rise.
Sadly, many patients who could benefit from this life-saving procedure do not get the treatment they so desperately need – because finding a donor with a similar tissue type is no easy task. In around one-third of cases, a donor can be found within a patient’s family. But the rest of the time, an unrelated donor is required for successful transplantation.
For information on becoming a donor download one of our flyers below.
The Sunflower Fund’s stem cell registry is constantly looking to increase its database both in number as well as ethnic diversity.
How to become a donor
There are several criteria that may affect your eligibility to become a blood stem cell (bone marrow) donor – age, weight and health. Complete the questionnaire below to determine your suitability. Once that is established call our Donor Centre on 0800 12 10 82 to register to join The Sunflower Fund’s stem cell registry.