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Searching for the perfect match

As the world’s leading blood stem cell donor centre, we are constantly improving our quality standards.

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For many blood cancer patients, their only chance of survival is to find a matching blood stem cell donor, as fast as possible.

We are constantly developing innovative ideas to make the search for a donor, and all the other processes around a blood stem cell donation, even faster and more effective.

Our donors support us in a range of initiatives, such as:

Updating donor profiles

Selected donor groups are asked to provide a new sample for typing and to fill in a health questionnaire.

Detailed typing for a patient request

Gives us an even more detailed comparison between a donor’s typing profile and that of a specific patient.

Donors with common HLA markers

To ensure we can organise their donation even faster, we ask potential donors with more common markers to:

    • fill out a health questionnaire every two years
    • reconfirm their willingness to donate if they come up as a match.