Become a stem cell donor

New potential donors are needed every year so that we can continue offering 38 million chances for a match. Every year, the registry loses potential donors through death, illness, old age and so on. In addition, there is a shortage of male donors with foreign or mixed roots. You can help by becoming a stem cell donor.

  • You donate anonymously: you do not know who receives your stem cells and the recipient does not know who the stem cells are from.
  • You donate after careful consideration: you receive all relevant information about the donation, progress and potential risks so that you can make an informed decision. The law stipulates that you can change your mind and withdraw at any time.
  • You donate for free: you receive no financial or any other type of compensation. You receive insurance covering any bodily harm resulting from your donation.
  • You do it for patients worldwide: by applying as a donor, you can be called up for patients in Belgium and worldwide.
  • You’re in it for the long term: it can take years before there is a match between your stem cells and those of a patient. It can therefore take years before you are called upon to donate stem cells. Therefore we hope to be able to count on you not only now, but for a long time to come.

How can you apply?

  1. Undergo the donor test to check whether you are a suitable donor.
  2. Are you eligible based on the test? Fill in the online registration form.

Start your registration

What happens next?

  1. You will be invited to a center for a consultation with a doctor and a sample collection, which we will use to determine your tissue type. You have been invited to your registration. What happens next?
  2. Your data will be stored in the Belgian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. What happens to your data in the Belgian registry?
  3. Next, it is just a case of waiting to see if you will be called upon to be a donor. You have been called upon for stem cell donation, what happens next?