Fact - Whether or not you are a blood and/or organ donor, you still need to register to become a stem cell donor. Click here to become a donor.
Fact – The match is not dependent on blood types but rather genetic tissue types, therefore advanced genetic testing methods are used to determine a patient’s perfect matched donor.
Fact – Although we only recruit donors between the ages of 18 and 45, donors remain on the database until they are 60 years old.
Fact – The SABMR only has 73 000 registered volunteer stem cell donors while a patient’s chance of find an unrelated matched donor is 1 in 100 000.
Fact – Donor recruitment with the SABMR is done by collecting a DNA sample by performing a cheek swab and is absolutely free of charge.