You know exactly how donating works. You know what a difference it can make. And you know how great it feels.
That’s why we need you to tell other people all about your experience, and encourage them to help save lives too.
We’d love you to show people the facts about your donation by sharing a photo or update from donation on social media. These can be powerful ways of raising awareness and encouraging your peers to sign up to the register and potentially save a life.
However, we always remind donors not to include any personal information (eg. location, age, gender) that you may have been told about your recipient. Please don't try to identify or contact your recipient using social media - we have a duty of care to protect their anonymity (and yours!).
If it’s been more than two years after the transplant and you have been put in direct contact, it is OK for you to share this information, providing this has been agreed with the recipient and they’ve given you their permission to do so.
Our anonymity policy protects both the donor and recipient in accordance with United Kingdom Regulations.
|You can:||You should not share, under any circumstances:|
|Share the time and date of your donation (so you can tweet live!)||Your recipient’s location, age or gender|
|Mention us in your posts so we can follow your story (we're on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!)||Any other details about your recipient which may have been given to you by your collection centre|
|Post a photo or short video of your donation, and let us know if you’re happy for us to share it.||Photos of your stem cell bag (as it contains patient information)|
|Tell the world what your experience was like. There are lots of myths about stem cell donation, so it's important to show people the reality!||Anonymous correspondence with your patient|
If you have any questions about what you can and can’t share online, just call the Donor Follow-Up team on 0207 424 6568, or email firstname.lastname@example.org