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You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

You have the

Strength
to give

Are you 18-35? We need you!

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEING A DONOR

Every 31 minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with blood cancer, and for many a blood stem cell transplant from a complete stranger is their only hope. Younger donors result in better outcomes for patients, so we urgently need 18-35 year olds to register and increase their chances of finding the best possible match. Ethnic diversity is also important as patients are more likely to find a match with a donor from the same ethnic background. Young men make particularly important donors – as they often weigh more, they literally have more to give.

We need young Australians like you with the Strength to Give.

30% of patients find a match within their family

70% need to find an unrelated donor through the Australian Donor Registry

Only 4% of donors on the registry are males aged 18-35

We search registries around the world to find the best match for Australian patients. Sadly many countries don’t have registries and Australians from these backgrounds can struggle to find a donor.

80% of Australian patients receive a donation from an overseas donor.

We need people like you, with the Strength to Give.

What do our donors say?

Courtney

Blood Stem Cell Donor

I was back to the gym the next day and back to work the next day, it really doesn’t take too much of a toll on your body. If you are able to donate look into it, do your research, find out why it’s important and then sign up. 110 percent I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Sophie

Blood Stem Cell Recipient

I don’t think words can convey the gratitude and love I have for my donor. I carry them in my thoughts with me every day. Blood cancer almost snatched my life away from me but my donor gave it back. If you’re thinking about joining the Registry and becoming a donor, please do!

Ben

Blood Stem Cell Donor

The level of emotion and pride I felt surprised me. I didn’t expect to feel so strongly. A few hours involved in the donation process equated to saving someone’s life. If I needed a match, I could only imagine being told the news that someone out there was going to try to save my life.

Courtney

Blood Stem Cell Donor

I was back to the gym the next day and back to work the next day, it really doesn’t take too much of a toll on your body. If you are able to donate look into it, do your research, find out why it’s important and then sign up. 110 percent I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Sophie

Blood Stem Cell Recipient

I don’t think words can convey the gratitude and love I have for my donor. I carry them in my thoughts with me every day. Blood cancer almost snatched my life away from me but my donor gave it back. If you’re thinking about joining the Registry and becoming a donor, please do!

Ben

Blood Stem Cell Donor

The level of emotion and pride I felt surprised me. I didn’t expect to feel so strongly. A few hours involved in the donation process equated to saving someone’s life. If I needed a match, I could only imagine being told the news that someone out there was going to try to save my life.

Right Now in Australia…

17,321

newly diagnosed annually (or >47 per day).

over 5,600

people lose their lives every year, making blood cancer one of the biggest causes of cancer death.

OVER 110,000

people of all ages are living with a blood cancer today.
Source: State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia report, Leukaemia Foundation (2019)
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