Stem Cells

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  • You Could Be The Match

    Give Life donating stem cells

  • Join the movement. Be the match.

    Give Life by registering to donate stem cells

  • You Could Be The Match

    Give Life by donating stem cells

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Whether you’re having trouble with your account, or would like to make a suggestion, Canadian Blood Services offers you quick and convenient options to troubleshoot or get in touch. Contact us via live chat, consult our FAQ, send an email, or give us a call at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).


When you donate stem cells, you Give Life to one of the hundreds of Canadians who are in need at any given time – like Gabe, who was diagnosed with leukemia. 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

Join the movement.
Be the match.

Fewer than 25% 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 who want to Give Life. We coordinate the collection and delivery of stem cells in Canada and work with registries all over the world to help patients access the stem cell treatments they need.

Are my stem cells eligible to give life?

We recruit 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 give life are male, half of them under the age of 36. With younger, ethnically diverse males registering with us to donate, 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.

 Commit to Give Life

Registering to become a stem cell donor means committing to be there when you get the call to Give 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.