Become a donor

Becoming a donor is relatively easy and you will be joining more than 28 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.

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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 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 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 or at