Somebody you know could be the perfect match for a patient in need of a bone marrow transplant. Help us spread the message to more 17 to 30-year-olds here.

Fight Against Blood Cancer

We need more 17 to 30 year olds to join us in the fight against blood cancer.

Three in ten blood cancer patients won't find the bone marrow match they need.

What is it all about?

Everyday, bone marrow registries across the world are searched by clinicians looking for the perfect match for their patients.

The bigger the registry, the greater the likelihood of matching a blood cancer or blood disorder patient with a suitable bone marrow donor.

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Here’s when blood cancer patient Rob, met his bone marrow donor, Tom.

What happens then?

If you are a potential match, we’ll need a blood sample for additional testing.

If you are then a successful match, there’s two ways you can donate, through apheresis where your blood is processed through a machine and given back to you, or via a donation made through your hip bone.

Whilst there are differences in the usefulness of both, the donor always has the final decision on how to donate.

Then relax, knowing you’re a hero to us, and many more people across the world!

There are two ways to join the registry.

Joining the WBMDR is simple. You can join the panel from the age of 17 up until your 31st birthday.