Prepare to donate

We cover your costs as a stem cell donor

Your employer may offer you paid leave of absence so you can donate.

Last updated: 10/02/2021

We will also issue you with a note of exemption to present to them.
In addition, we reimburse the self-employed and issue exemption certificates for donors to present at school, university or their training centre.

In our extensive experience, employees requesting leave to donate stem cells are usually greeted with very positive reactions at work. Peripheral stem cell collection normally only requires one, or at most two days off for the donation. If you need more leave or sick time, your family doctor will issue you with a sick note.

Donating bone marrow from the iliac crest usually requires three days in hospital, admission and discharge days included. Your doctor will issue you with a sick note for a few more days after that as well, to give you more time to recover. Here too, we offer wage reimbursements for employers and cover lost earnings for the self-employed.

Insurance cover for stem cell donors

Besides the statutory accident insurance, we take out additional accident insurance for every donor to cover the surgical procedure and outpatient stem cell collection, as well as travel to and from the collection clinic.

There are many ways to get involved and support our mission.

You could be raising awareness, join the registry, hosting your own event, taking on a fundraising challenge, or anything in between.
An updated version of this page is available.