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Update 23/01 1/2:

Did you know?

The chances are there is a blood stem cell match for everyone in the world. 🌍

However, 4 out of 10 people in need of a blood stem cell donation in the UK are not able to find their match. In order to close this gap and give people fighting blood cancers and blood disorders the best possible chance of finding their match, we need as many people as possible to register as potential blood stem cell donors. ✊

Can you become a potential lifesaver and share this critical message? Someone’s best chance of beating blood cancer could be in you. 💞

All it takes to join the registry is a few minutes and three cheek swabs. Request your registration swab kit today at bit.ly/fb_dkms. 🌟 Here

Update 23/01 2/2:

Did you know?

During a blood stem cell donation via the bone marrow collection method, no more than 5% of your bone marrow will be removed. This equals a maximum of 1.5 litres of liquid marrow containing your lifesaving blood stem cells. 🌟

Indeed, for either donation procedure, the amount of blood stem cells collected is only a fraction of the body’s total amount. 👌

What's more, your immune system is not weakened and your incredible stem cells naturally replenish themselves within four weeks. 💞

Whilst this is all happening in your body, your donated stem cells will be working their magic in the bone marrow of a total stranger in order to replace their unhealthy blood stem cells and potentially save their life. ✨

Pretty fascinating stuff!

Update 29/12 re Marley: Marley thankyou to you all for registering. It really does make a difference. Please tell everyone you know to sign up. Little Henry has recently found a match and would have died without your kind support so thank you.

Update 18/12: this is why your kindness in signing up really counts... Little Marley is going to die without a match. Celebrities have pushed his story but to no avail so Wales Online are now pushing... Read his story here: Marley

'Despite it gaining international recognition and receiving the backing of WWE superstar and Hollywood A-lister Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and girl group Little Mix, no suitable donor has been found on the global register.'

YOU COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma and only around 30% of people with blood cancer find a matching donor within their family.

To register you must be between 17 and 55 years of age.

There are over 400,000 registered donors in the UK at present.

It is rare to find matching donors, so you may never be called upon at all. There is a 4-5% chance of being someone's match in the next 10 years.

The kit will be sent out to your home address and it is a simple cheek swab.

Your blood stem cells will completely replenish themselves within 2-4 weeks of the collection.

When you join the stem cell registry you are on standby to matched and potentially save the life of anyone with a blood cancer or blood disorder who needs a blood stem cell donation.

Your blood stem cells will never be stored, they last for around 72 hours and are delivered straight to the person in need by a special courier.

You will stay on the register until your 61st birthday!

Types of Donation:

PERIPHERAL BLOOD STEM CELL COLLECTION:

This is when blood stem cells are collected from the donor’s blood stream by removing blood from one arm, running it through a machine that separates out the stem cells, then returning the blood to the donor through their other arm. Around 90% of donations are carried out using this method. This is a non surgical outpatient procedure and takes around 4-6 hours.

BONE MARROW COLLECTION:

This is when the blood stem cells are collected from the bone marrow at the back of the hip bone (not the spine). The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic so that no pain is experienced. The collection itself takes 1-2 hours and most donors return to their regular activities within a week. This method is only used in around 10% of cases.

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Important to note, because the UK has some kind of weird scatter registration system:

If 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.

It costs the charity £40 to register a donor so consider donating money if you can: dkms.org.uk/en/…ney
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I saved someone's life by donating my stem cells. 3 years on he is doing brilliantly. When I got the call that i was a match I felt like I had won the lottery. Most people would accept a transplant if needed so come on sign up and maybe save a life. I am now in touch with my recipient and he thinks it's the best deal he's ever had!
deleted213891712/12/2018 06:50

Wow. What a deal.


If you needed a donor and got a match you wouldthink it was a fantastic deal.
Thanks for posting this. My wife is alive because of a stem cell donation (luckily from her brother) there really needs to be more awareness about how easy it is to donate. It's not a painful, invasive process... Just giving blood - and life.
Didn't know I could do this, so just registered. All I think about with things like this is what if i was the one needing it, I'd hope people would at least want to help. I'm a blood donor aswell so would recommend people do that too and this has just reminded me to book another appointment with them as I haven't been since my grandad passed a few months ago.
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deleted2138917
Wow. What a deal.
Well done for sharing this on here, im already registered. It doesn't take long for the kit to come and you literally swab and send off. It's so easy. Could save someone's life one day.
Didn't know I could do this, so just registered. All I think about with things like this is what if i was the one needing it, I'd hope people would at least want to help. I'm a blood donor aswell so would recommend people do that too and this has just reminded me to book another appointment with them as I haven't been since my grandad passed a few months ago.
deleted213891712/12/2018 06:50

Wow. What a deal.


If you needed a donor and got a match you wouldthink it was a fantastic deal.
I am already registered!
Got my card through yesterday. There's a little lad near me who needs marrow called Marley. Thousands of us have signed up but there's still no match for him worldwide. If you want to give someone a chance of life, please sign up.
Edited by: "tawke" 12th Dec 2018
I saved someone's life by donating my stem cells. 3 years on he is doing brilliantly. When I got the call that i was a match I felt like I had won the lottery. Most people would accept a transplant if needed so come on sign up and maybe save a life. I am now in touch with my recipient and he thinks it's the best deal he's ever had!
Nice one for sharing this, I was unaware how easy it was to register.
Thanks for posting this. My wife is alive because of a stem cell donation (luckily from her brother) there really needs to be more awareness about how easy it is to donate. It's not a painful, invasive process... Just giving blood - and life.
Thanks for posting, I’ve signed up and have shared in various places....
This is great, thank you ill register now
Signed up
Just registered lost my dad to leukemia. Was registered then just want to make sure. Has to be the best deal on here.
Thank you for reminding me about this, I have registered.
Nice one, I was looking at this earlier in the week and this reminded me to register so I've done that now.
kazbargainhunter12/12/2018 07:39

I saved someone's life by donating my stem cells. 3 years on he is doing …I saved someone's life by donating my stem cells. 3 years on he is doing brilliantly. When I got the call that i was a match I felt like I had won the lottery. Most people would accept a transplant if needed so come on sign up and maybe save a life. I am now in touch with my recipient and he thinks it's the best deal he's ever had!



That's good news but Isn't it suppose to be anonymous? Didn't think they'll let you connect with the recipient.
Registered. Thanks for this
Can you do this is you are anaemic? I used to regularly donate blood but haven’t been allowed to the last few years as I am constantly on a cycle of being anaemic, taking iron supplements getting my levels back up only for them to drop back down again.

I would happly sign up to this if I would be allowed to be a donor.
Awesome well done for posting
I know it’s not a freebie gift for the person registering. But it’s certainly a great gift you can give someone and cost you nothing. Heat added for the post.
I am waiting for the cheek swab test to be sent to me and i donated money... great post op

Can i also say that they desparately need minorities to register there is really no need for most people to have to die from blood cancers if only people would register and save a life.
Important to note, because the UK has some kind of weird scatter registration system:

> If 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.
Aurelias5 h, 12 m ago

That's good news but Isn't it suppose to be anonymous? Didn't think t …That's good news but Isn't it suppose to be anonymous? Didn't think they'll let you connect with the recipient.



The recipient can start contact 2 years after the last donation if they want to. Sadly my recipient passed away but it gave him another 18 months with his family
Excellent deal. Signed up. Out of interest, does doing this put you on the DNA register that police use?
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Aurelias6 h, 5 m ago

That's good news but Isn't it suppose to be anonymous? Didn't think t …That's good news but Isn't it suppose to be anonymous? Didn't think they'll let you connect with the recipient.


Hi, sorry for the late reply. Yes it was anonymous for 2 years, then we both signed consent forms requesting exchange of details. We have been emailing for a few weeks and hope to meet soon.
Anyone know if you are excluded from this for the same reasons as blood? I'm not allowed to give blood because I've previously had a transfusion so would it be the same with this?
lostmyshoos12/12/2018 17:04

Anyone know if you are excluded from this for the same reasons as blood? …Anyone know if you are excluded from this for the same reasons as blood? I'm not allowed to give blood because I've previously had a transfusion so would it be the same with this?


It will give you the exclusions when you sign up, this isn’t one of them from what I can see
meclive14 m ago

Excellent deal. Signed up. Out of interest, does doing this put you on …Excellent deal. Signed up. Out of interest, does doing this put you on the DNA register that police use?


No, I hope not
M_L12/12/2018 17:14

It will give you the exclusions when you sign up, this isn’t one of them f …It will give you the exclusions when you sign up, this isn’t one of them from what I can see


Thanks! I'll have a closer look
meclive1 h, 19 m ago

Excellent deal. Signed up. Out of interest, does doing this put you on …Excellent deal. Signed up. Out of interest, does doing this put you on the DNA register that police use?


No definitely not mate
Done! Thank you for posting this. I tried to register as a bone marrow donor years ago but, as I've previously suffered from sciatica, was not able to. This does not seem to exclude me from this scheme, so that's great!
Done & donated. Thanks OP, something I’ve always thought I should do but never got round to until you gave the nudge!
... and now the wife has too!
batezy12/12/2018 20:50

Haha I'm yet to convince mine but good work!


Keep working on it, mine gave in eventually...
Is Donated Marrow from a Gay Man acceptable unlike the descrimination of the National Blood Service?
Chiptivo2 m ago

Is Donated Marrow from a Gay Man acceptable unlike the discrimination of …Is Donated Marrow from a Gay Man acceptable unlike the discrimination of the National Blood Service?


Yes this is within their FAQs.
Just registered this is amazing xx
Had no idea you could do this! Registering now!
Great registered... Thanks did't realise that you could do.
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