Ben – Donor

Ben – Donor

I’ve always wanted to help other people in any way I can. I’m currently an organ donor, but being in a same-sex relationship has restricted me from giving blood. I was thrilled to learn that your sexuality makes zero difference to whether you can be a...
Jordan – Donor

Jordan – Donor

So there we go! I’ve officially donated my blood stem cells! What an absolutely amazing, pain free experience that I’ve had! feel absolutely fine, and everything went smoothly as planned- and now my stem cells are all off to my recipient! Couple of days of recovery...
Jack – Donor

Jack – Donor

When the registry called and said I had been matched I felt like I had a unique opportunity to really help someone in need. It’s not often you get that sort of call. The recipient didn’t need just anyone’s cells but specifically my cells because these had the best...
Doug – Donor

Doug – Donor

I think there’s this idea that a lot of people have that donating will hurt. I didn’t find any of it painful at all. I thought I’d have to go under local anaesthetic but it was just like giving blood or getting an injection before you go on holiday. And to be honest,...
Charlotte – Patient

Charlotte – Patient

Charlotte was nine months old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. Her treatment included a life-saving stem cell transplant. Charlotte is in remission and wants to be either a doctor or ballet teacher when she grows up.

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Did you know that two of the most common cancers that affect young people can be treated with blood stem cell transplants, and men are more likely to die from leukaemia than women? Yet only 4% of our donors are young men! Can you help us sign them up? Start a conversation with the young men you know about how easy it is to donate; and they may end up saving the life of someone just like them.

And remember, as long as they’re young and healthy, all can join - gay, straight, queer, whatever!