|About||We believe that not one single person suffering with a blood cancer should die because they are unable to find a matching blood stem cell donor.|
|Mission||Our mission is to globally recruit, retain and motivate stem cell donors to save patients’ lives. We support all efforts to improve the outcome of blood stem cell transplantation. We are committed to providing all blood cancer patients with access to appropriate treatment.|
Beat the odds
Around 50% of patients never find the lifesaving match they need. To be considered a match the donor and patient must have at least eight out of 10 tissue characteristics (HLA) in common, but ideally should have 10.
With more than 8,500 known characteristics that can occur in millions of combinations, finding a match is extremely rare. Patients of more diverse ethnic backgrounds also tend to have more diverse HLA types, making it even more difficult to find a match.
This is why we need YOU to register as a potential stem cell donor.
The more donors that sign up to join the register, the more lives can be saved!