Your stem cell donation could give someone a second chance.

Tom's story

Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry matches volunteer donors with patients in need of a stem cell transplant. Thanks to a stem cell donor, Tom appreciates the smallest moments and biggest milestones with his son Forrest after surviving a rare blood cancer.

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You can make all the difference

If you're between the ages of 17-35, you could be the rare stem cell match for a patient in need.

Get informed about stem cell donation

Learn more about the donation process, understand important eligibility information, and find answers to stem cell FAQs.

You may be the only person who can give a patient a second chance at life

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How to save a life in 3 easy steps

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Check your eligibility with a 2-minute health questionnaire and create your Canadian Blood Services account.

Once you’re registered, a free swab kit will be delivered to your address in 1-3 weeks.

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Swab up

Once you receive your swab kit, you can collect your own sample by gently swabbing the insides of your cheeks. When you’re done, just mail it back to us at any post office or drop box, free of charge.

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Show up

It can take a month or years to find a match. Make sure your health and contact information are up to date so we can reach you when the time comes to donate to a patient in need.

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Over 75% of patients must rely on a volunteer stem cell donor from a registry. Due to genetic factors outside of anyone’s control, some patients are less likely to find a matching stem cell donor.

  • Your genetic makeup could be the lifesaving match for one of the nearly 1,000 people in Canada in need of a stem cell transplant right now.
  • Your stem cell donation can treat over 80 diseases and disorders – including leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
  • Doctors are more likely to choose younger male donors, yet they make up only 40% of the registry.
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