What can you do!

Join us and motivate as many people as possible to register as potential lifesaver. Find below ideas how you can contribute to a successful celebration of World Marrow Donor Day. All forms of participation for WMDD, big or small, are encouraged. Be creative and let your heart speak. WMDD is open to everyone; Patients, donors, their family and friends, colleagues, companies, transplant centers, donor and/or cord blood registries/organisations, researchers, health professionals and health authorities.


Becoming a donor is relatively easy and you will be joining a club of over 37 million donors globally.

  • Become a stem cell donor today and help that the chance for patients finding their match becomes higher.
  • Commit to being a donor and contact your local registry.
  • Encourage your friends and family to become a stem cell donor.
  • Volunteer with the registry to reach out to the members of your community, and help manage stem cell donor recruitment activities.
  • Participate in World Marrow Donor Day with your social networks.
  • Bake a cake and participate in the WMDD cake-off

Find here the link to the WMDA tool, where you can easily find the contact details of your local registry.

Become a Donor

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Registries and Donor Centres

Strive to win the grand prize of WMDA.

Annually, WMDA awards the organisations that have organised WMDD in an original or creative way.

  • Disseminiate information about the importance of becoming a stem cell donor.
  • Distribute campaign materials that you can download from the World Marrow Donor Day website.
  • Participate in the Global Thank You Donor Video and record a short ‘Thank you donor”video message
  • Organise a virtual World Marrow Donor Day celebration. This could include:
    • Inviting prominent politicians, celebrities and sporting heroes to make videos or communicate the importance of becoming a stem cell donor;
    • Raise awareness for the Global Virtual Donor Drive through your website and scocial media channels;
    • Promoting stem cell donation stories and heroic stem cell donors to your media and on the WMDD website.
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Patients & Donors

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