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What are the chances I’ll be asked to donate?

What are the chances I’ll be asked to donate?

On average, 1 in 1,500 donors is asked to donate their blood stem cells. However, a couple of considerations can increase the chance of you being asked. Your gender and age Research has shown that being a male and young donor can increase a patient’s chance of a...
Tips to help you prepare for donation day

Tips to help you prepare for donation day

The days leading up to your scheduled donation can be filled with excitement and eagerness coupled with some nerves! You will have received a lot of information in your work up appointment about your donation and have been in contact with your Donor Support...
The evolving tech behind bone marrow transplants

The evolving tech behind bone marrow transplants

Advances in technology and international cooperation have improved the chance of finding stem cell donors for blood cancer patients, and ultimately saved lives. As we celebrate World Marrow Donor Day this September, we look at how far the evolving technology has taken...
When can I contact my recipient?

When can I contact my recipient?

It’s a remarkable and emotional moment for anyone wishing to connect with their recipient. It’s natural to be curious as to who has received your stem cells! Since a recipient’s identity is anonymous, there are a few things you need to consider when you decide to...
Is bone marrow donation really painful?

Is bone marrow donation really painful?

When you think about donating your bone marrow, it might conjure up images of big, long needles. It might cause you to flinch at the thought of bone marrow being taken directly from your bones. You might think bone marrow is a painful experience you have to undergo,...