What to do after you register as a potential blood stem cell donor

26 July 2018

Congratulations and thank you for registering as a potential blood stem cell donor. By being on the registry, you’re a lifesaver–in-waiting. 

When you signed up, you completed a questionnaire to check your eligibility and provided us with contact details. We know circumstances change so there are a few simple things you can do, to help us keep our database up to date. 

If you’re ever matched with someone in desperate need of a blood stem cell donation, the time it takes for us to reach you can make all the difference. 

To update us on any of the things below, please send us an email or call: 020 8747 5626.

Changing health conditions? 

If your health changes, be sure to tell your doctor or health care professional that you’re registered as a potential blood stem cell donor. You’ll also need to get in touch with us as it may affect your eligibility to donate. 

 

Baby on board? Don't spare the details! 

If you give birth or become pregnant after registering, we want to hear all about it! We’ll keep you on the registry, but you’ll need to be temporarily deactivated during your pregnancy and for six months after birth. It’s best to wait until after you have stopped breastfeeding before re-activating your registration, so if this exceeds six months, please keep us updated. 

Moving abroad?

If you move abroad, please do let us know. We may be able to transfer your details to a local registry. If this isn’t possible, we’ll get in touch so you can register again in your new country of residence.

Personal details

If you are identified as a potential match with someone in need of a blood stem cell donation, we need to be able to get in touch as quickly as possible! Help us reach you by updating your details whenever they change. 

Other questions?

We’re always here to chat through any questions or concerns that might pop up. We love hearing from our lifesavers-in-waiting so don’t hesitate to reach out to us via social media, email or drop us a line.