Register as a Donor
Minutes for you - a lifetime for someone else
Take the first step by signing up for your DIY Swab Kit. All it takes is a simple cotton swab and a few minutes of your time to register as a lifesaving blood stem cell donor.
Step 1 of 3
Your personal information
Middle name (optional)
Date of birth*
You must be between 17 & 55 years old.
Thanks for your information so far. We need you to confirm your height and weight again to check your BMI.
To register you must weight at least 7 stone/13 lbs with a BMI below 40.
Enter a value between 1 and 99.
To register you must weight at least 50 kg with a BMI below 30.
NHS number (optional)
House No. Road Name*
Additional email (optional)
Email address and additional email address are the same.
Tell us about your ethnicity
It's really important for us to understand your ethnic background. Finding matching donors is never easy, but it's even harder for people with a mixed ethnicity as the pool of donors is much smaller*.
Please select an option
Republic of Ireland
Any other UK and/or Irish descent, or combination of those above (e.g. Welsh Mother, English Father)
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Scandinavia (e.g. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland)
Any other Northern or Central European descent, or combination of those above (e.g. Danish Mother, Dutch Father)
Italy, Portugal, Spain
Other Balkan States (e.g. Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria)
Eastern Europe (e.g. Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Baltic States, Ukraine, Western Russia)
Any other Southern or Eastern European descent, or combination of those above (e.g. Spanish Mother, Polish Father
Any other white or combination of these (e.g. French Mother, Scottish Father) OTW
Africa (excluding North Africa)
Any other African or African-Caribbean family origins (excluding North Africa)
Any other South Asian family origins or combination of those above (eg Nepal, Bhutan)
Japan, North Korea, South Korea
Thailand, Indonesia, Burma
Malaysia, Vietnam, Phillipines, Cambodia, Laos
Any other East Asian family origins or combinations of those above (e.g. Chinese Mother, Malaysian Father)
e.g. Eastern Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia
Any individual of Asian origins or combination of South, East or Central Asian origins listed above (e.g. Chinese Mother, Mongolian Father)
North Africa & Middle East
Central America, Mexico
Any other Non-European family origins
Mixed White & Black
Mixed White & Asian
Mixed White & Other
Mixed Black & Asian
Mixed Black & Other
Mixed Asian & Other
GP Practice Name
GP Phone Number
Your data protection
DKMS UK is committed to safeguarding your personal information. After your cheek swab sample has been returned and you have been fully typed, your tissue characteristics will be added anonymously to the UK Stem Cell Registry for search purposes. Whenever you provide personal information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.
As a potential donor you will receive regular newsletters, medical information, process-related updates and general information about DKMS UK.
If you don't want to receive further e-mails, you can unsubscribe by sending an e-mail to
with the subject "NONEWS”
I have read and understood the DKMS UK Data Protection Policy.
Help us to reach more people
We would like to reach even more people like you to save more lives. Please help us to learn more about how you heard about us.
How did you hear about us?*
African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT)
Love Hope Strength Foundation
Race Against Blood Cancer
Northern Ireland BBC TV/Radio/Online
Help for Kacper
Register for Ruby
Football Vs Blood Cancer
Other Social Media
DKMS UK Facebook Page
London Underground Poster
Train Platform Poster
The Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust
Students Versus Blood Cancer
* Mandatory field
Please enter your details.
Enter at least one phone number (mobile or landline).
By registering to donate some of your blood stem cells, you could save the life of someone suffering with a blood cancer such as Leukaemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma.