Online registration: how does that work with the swab kit?
You can register to become a potential blood stem cell donor on our website. Simply fill in the online registration form and we’ll send you a DIY swab kit.
Swab kit instructions The kit contains three swabs. Begin by rinsing your mouth with water if you have eaten or had anything to drink within the past hour. Rub and rotate a swab on the inside of one cheek for 60 seconds, repeat with the second swab on the inside of the other cheek and then return to the first cheek with the third swab. Allow to dry for two minutes before placing into the swab envelope provided, which should be sent back to our office in the pre-paid envelope. We will then send them to our laboratory, which will determine your tissue type, and your details will be placed anonymously onto the register of potential donors with your unique donor number.