You can register to donate stem cells if you are between the ages of 17–35, meet the health requirements and are willing to donate to any patient in need. Donated stem cells from younger donors provide better patient outcomes and stem cells from male donors decrease the possibility of post-transplant complications.
There is also a great need for volunteer donors from diverse ethnic backgrounds because patients are more likely to find a match with a donor who shares their ethnic background.
You do not meet the eligibility requirements if you have any of the following health conditions: cancer, blood-related diseases or disorders, insulin-dependent diabetes, heart-related illnesses and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS or hepatitis B and C.
Find out if you are eligible by completing the registration questionnaire.