• You Could Be The Match

    Save a life by donating stem cells

  • You Could Be The Match

    Save a life by donating stem cells

  • You Could Be The Match

    Save a life by donating stem cells

GIVE SOMEONE A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

For Gabe, diagnosed with leukemia, a stem cell transplant may be the only option for treatment. At any given time close to 1,000 Canadians are waiting for a stem cell match - and for a future full of hope. You can help by joining Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network.

Gabe's Story video entry

OneMatch stem cell and marrow network

You Could Be A Person's Only Match

Fewer than 25 percent of patients who need stem cell transplants are able to find a match within their own families - meaning 75% have to rely on the generosity of volunteer donors. Our OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network coordinates the collection and delivery of stem cells in Canada and works with registries all over the world to help patients access the stem cell treatments they need.

Is There An Ideal Stem Cell Profile?

Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network recruits healthy, committed volunteers who are willing to be a match for non-relative patients. Today, three out of four stem cell donors chosen to help save a life are male, half of them under the age of 36. With younger, ethnically diverse males registering with OneMatch, we can better meet patients' needs and increase the likelihood of successful transplants. For that reason, we focus on registering ethnically diverse male donors between the ages of 17 and 35.

 Make The Commitment

Registering to become a stem cell donor means committing to be there when you get the call to save someone’s life. It’s a commitment no one should make lightly—but the rewards are immense. Think of Gabe, and how you’d feel knowing you made his life possible. All it takes is a little time and the willingness to donate to any patient in Canada or around the world.