Who can donate stem cells?

To enroll to the Stem Cell Donor Registry, you must be:

  • aged between 18 and 35;

Doctors choose donors based on what is best for their patient. When more than one potential donor is a good HLA match for a patient, doctors wills also consider other factors, including the donor's age. Researches show that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants.

  • in good health;

Héma-Québec makes donor and recipient safety its utmost priority and, therefore, establishes strict qualification criteria.

  • ready to donate stem cells to anyone who needs them.

To learn more about the donation and registration processes: