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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How stem cell donation works

You can donate stem cells in two ways: via blood or via bone marrow. Once you are a stem cell donor, the odds are, you may never be called upon. If you are a match with a patient, we will contact you. Only then - after extensive information and (medical) testing - the actual donation of the stem cells will follow. This will take some time, so we plan the stem cell donation in consultation with you.

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  • 36 people worldwide are stem cell donor

    36 million people worldwide are stem cell donor

  • 329.761 Dutch residents are stem cell donor

    329.761 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