If you’re looking to become a stem cell donor you have come to the right place. While our goal is to register as many ideal candidates as possible at our events, what would be even better would be for all of you wonderful people to register RIGHT NOW. Someone could be looking for your match as we speak, and may not have time to wait until our next event. So here is what you need to know about becoming a donor today.
It’s so easy, you don’t even have to leave your couch.
Head over to the Canadian Blood Services site and read up on all the information about becoming a donor. While this may sound daunting, it’s not that much, and it’s actually quite interesting. Next you’ll do a quick knowledge test to make sure you understand the process, and then all that’s left is to fill out the registration form and health survey! They’ll mail you a swab to your house, you run it around in your mouth à la CSI, and mail it back in the prepaid envelope. In just a few weeks time you and your offer of a transplant could be available for someone to use for treatment, and all it took was a few minutes of your time. Your match could save a life – you could be MFEO (made for each other).
P.S. If you don’t live in Canada you can still get registered! You just have to find an organization in your country. If you are in the US or UK you can reach out to our friends at Love Hope Strength.