Stem cell donors don’t just make a difference, they make all the difference.
Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry recruits volunteer donors who can give blood stem cells to patients in need. Most of the time, patients must rely on unrelated volunteer donors from a registry, often with a similar ethnic background to increase their chances of finding a match.
If you or a loved one are searching for a matching stem cell donor we are here to help.
Resources and support are available for you and your loved ones during your search for a stem cell donor
Host your own stem cell recruitment drive
We provide free supplies, templates, and support to help you host an event where people join the registry and have their cheek swab completed onsite.
Your event could be a turning point that matches you or a patient in need to their stem cell donor.
Every patient’s story matters. When people hear your story, they can’t help but be moved to act. Spread your message further by sharing your story and information about the stem cell registry with news and social media.
Hockey is the heartbeat of Gail Stewart’s home. With her husband Dave a coach, and their four kids playing competitively, carpools, puck drops and the whistle of the referee are all part of the rhythm of everyday life.
Melissa Nazareth has been searching for a stem cell donor match since she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2021. She’s counting on potential stem cell donors in Canada and globally to help her beat cancer.
Twin toddlers Zoey and Misha Prajapati need a stem cell donor to help them recover from a rare genetic condition which puts them at risk of severe infections from common bacteria and fungi. Their parents hope their family's story encourages more people from their South Asian community to join the stem cell registry.