Why become a stem cell donor?

A large number of potential donors are needed just to find one matching donor. The chance of a match between two random individuals is very small. Therefore, it is so important that as many people as possible sign up to be a donor.

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Note: Change to registering as stem cell donor.

We welcomed a record number of 80.000 new donors in 2018 alone. This is a very encouraging development, which really calls for new measures that will allow us to continue to manage this increase in a way that is affordable.   Therefore, from 1st January, 2019 Matchis will be introducing a (compulsory) one-off registration everyone aged between 36 and 55 who wants to register as a stem cell donor.

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  • 33 people worldwide are stem cell donor

    33 million people worldwide are stem cell donor

  • 305.884 Dutch residents are stem cell donor

    305.884 Dutch residents are stem cell donor

  • 9000 people per year are diagnosed with blood cancer in the Netherlands

    9000 people per year are diagnosed with blood cancer in the Netherlands