Get On The List’ & join a blood stem cell donor registry
Someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer every 20 minutes. Not everyone that’s diagnosed needs a blood stem cell transplant in order to survive, but many do. Only around 30% of people with blood cancer find a matching donor within their family.
Request your swab kit here: www.dkms.org.uk/lhs (click on the ‘Become a Donor’ button if you’re from the UK or select an alternate country).
There are around 2,000 people in the UK searching for a blood stem cell donation every year and over 37,000 people waiting worldwide. Only 0.4% of the worldwide population are registered as a potential blood stem cell donor currently. The more people that register as a potential donor, the better the chance is for blood cancer patients to find a live saving match.
How do you ‘Get On The List’ and join a blood stem cell donor registry?
Most people aged between 18 and 55 can ‘get on the list’ with LHS to potentially save the life of someone with blood cancer. All it takes is a cheek swab and a few minutes of your time to register as a potential blood stem cell donor. The chances of being matched with someone are very small. Currently only one in every 502 people that LHS has swabbed have been called up to say they’re a match.
If you ‘get on the list’ and are found to be a blood stem cell match with someone, your stem cell donation would give that person a second chance of life. Giving a blood stem cell donation is a painless, non-invasive process that takes only a day in an outpatients department in hospital.
You can request a swab kit NOW and become a potential life saver. Please help give people with blood cancer the hope they so desperately need. Request your swab kit here: www.dkms.org.uk/lhs
Not from the UK? Don’t worry! The above link shows you how you can get on the list in countries all over the world!