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.