Become a donor

Becoming a donor is relatively easy and you will be joining more than 30 million donors already listed in Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide. Although there are already many donors, there is still a need for more because for 40% of patients we are not able to find a matched donor in this global registry.

Find out which organisation is active in your country at the WMDA or Team Margot site.

30,411,567
donors
733,115
cord blood units

Who

Who can become a donor?

If you wish to become a life saving donor you must be:

  • 18 – 60 years old (age limits may vary per country)
  • in good health
  • ready to donate for any patient in need

To donate umbilical cord blood, a future mother must generally be:

  • over 18 years of age
  • in good health
  • pregnant without complications
  • registered well before the onset of labour

Why

Why become a donor?

Blood cancer can be cured by a blood stem cell, marrow or cord blood transplantation if a suitable donor can be found.  Only in 30% of the patients a suitable donor can be found within the family. Seventy percent therefore rely on the worldwide register of unrelated donors for a possible cure of their disease. You could be the one match for them and give them a second chance at life.

 

How

How to become a donor?

If you meet the criteria, you may register as a donor with one of the national organisations. Find out which organisation is active in your country at www.WMDA.info or at www.teammargot.com.