Is there a #LifesaverInYou?

“Marley is only six years old. We have no time to waste - you could be the person who saves my son’s life. All you have to do is sign up as a potential blood stem cell donor. We are so proud of Marley and all the other amazing children and their families going through these tough times. I hope loads of people can be helped because of our campaign. Marley is not giving up so neither am I."

Marley’s mum, Shaney.

Please sign up to order your home registration kit today. There could be a lifesaver in you.

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Check your eligibility

Your age, location and current health status are important. Check to see if you can become a blood stem cell donor.

Your age, location and health are important

See if you are eligible

As a registered donor, you will be on standby to save life.

Do you live in the UK or British Islands?

United Kingdom

DKMS in the UK accepts registrations from the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Is this your first registration with a stem cell donor registry?

f you are already listed with the British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR), the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry (WBMDR), or with Anthony Nolan, you should not re-register. We and each of these organisations register donors to one single UK registry.

Please enter your date of birth.

Does your health allow you to register as a donor?

If you have or have had in the past, a chronic or serious condition, or take any medication regularly, please review the list of conditions below, or, for more in-depth information, visit our FAQ's.

If you would prefer to contact us for guidance, please call us on 020 8747 5620 or send an email to donor@dkms.org.uk.

List of conditions

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You are an eligible donor!

Thank you for checking your eligibility with us.

Please wait while you are transferred to the registration form to request your swab kit.

Thank you for your support.

We can only register people who live in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

 

You might be able to register with one of our sister organisations below:

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Thank you for your support.

If you did register before, you do not need to register again.

 

There are other ways to help.

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Thank you for your support.

To register as a potential blood stem cell donor, you must be between the ages of 17-55.

 

You can still help in other ways!

Help us raise funds

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Thank you for your support.

Unfortunately you are not eligible to become a donor.

 

You can still help in other ways!

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Thank you for your support.

To register you must weigh at least 7 stone/13 lbs / 50 kg with a BMI below 40.

 

But there are still many other ways to help!

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Does your health allow you to register as a donor?

Before you register, please check that you are able to donate by looking at the list below.

For further information, please see our FAQs

You will NOT be able to register if you have any of the following conditions:​

  • Severe heart, lung or kidney diseases 
  • Severe illness of the central nervous system
  • Severe mental health conditions
  • Severe metabolic diseases
  • Addictions (alcohol, drugs, tablets)
  • Severe tropical infectious diseases
  • Infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, Syphilis 
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases or other severe chronic illnesses (e.g. colitis, Crohns, diabetes or rheumatism)
  • Cancer (including being cancer-free, but having had cancer in the past). Exception: Basalioma and cervical carcinomain situ (if  fully removed)
  • Diseases of the haematopoeitic system (blood disorders)

Please note, you must weigh above 7 stone 12lbs / 50kgs and have a body mass index (BMI) of below 40 to register.

Blood transfusion: if you received a transfusion following a one-off loss of blood (e.g. during pregnancy/childbirth or after trauma) you are eligible. Otherwise, please get in touch.

If you have or have had in the past, a chronic or serious condition, or take any medication regularly, please discuss this with a member of our team for initial guidance by calling us on T:020 8747 5620 or sending an email to donor@dkms.org.uk.

How to become a blood stem cell donor

How to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS
How to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS

Watch this short video to see what it means to be a potential blood stem cell donor. A five-minute cheek swab will put you on standby to save a life.

Marley was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called aplastic anaemia just after his sixth birthday this year. It was a devastating diagnosis for his whole family. But there is hope… His doctors say his best chance of survival is a blood stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, no one in Marley’s family is a suitable match so his best chance is to find a compatible unrelated donor.

That’s why we’re here. We find lifesavers – like you – and match them to people in urgent need of blood stem cell donations. You could be the only person in the world who’s a match for Marley or someone like him.

Registering with DKMS means you will be on standby as a blood stem cell donor for someone like Marley.

This is just one story - there are many others waiting to be matched to their lifesaver too. Could it be you?

Please sign up for your home registration kit today.