HOW YOU CAN HELP
Are you aged 16 to 30 and in good health? You’re urgently needed to join the Anthony Nolan UK stem cell register, where you’ll be ready and waiting to donate your stem cells and save someone’s life.
Our ground-breaking research shows that younger donors provide better outcomes for patients, so our recruitment age range means we focus on recruiting the best possible donors.
Whether or not you can join the stem cell register, your support can be lifesaving. As a charity, we rely on generous financial donations to help grow the stem cell register – it costs £40 to recruit and tissue type every new potential donor. You could fund someone’s lifesaver.
HOW TO JOIN THE STEM CELL REGISTER
- You can join online! Fill in the application form and we’ll send you a swab pack in the post for you to complete and send back so we can add you to the stem cell register. This is currently taking us a bit longer than usual and it might take a few days to hear back from us but we're processing applications and sending out swab packs as quickly as possible.
- You’ll stay on the register until you’re the grand age of 61. If you ever come up as a match for a patient, we’ll be in touch straightaway. So make sure your details are always up-to-date!
- We’ll organise the whole thing. We’ll support you at every stage of your donation and arrange everything, from travel to accommodation. We've got it all covered.
There are two ways you might be asked to donate: 90% of people donate via their bloodstream and 10% have their stem cells collected via their bone marrow while under general anaesthetic. Watch our donation animation to find out more.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
We rely on generous financial donations to fund our lifesaving work. By giving money today, you could help grow the stem cell register, and give more patients the best possible chance of finding the matching donors they urgently need.