Registering as a stem cell donor

Based on your online registration, you will be invited for a medical check-up and sample collection. What can you expect?

Medical check-up

You will go through a medical questionnaire with the doctor. The doctor will ask you some questions about certain illnesses (e.g. asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, hepatitis and jaundice, tropical diseases or trips to countries where malaria is found). You will also discuss any surgical procedures you have undergone, as well as any allergies, medication, family history of thrombosis or bleeding tendency, addiction or high-risk behavior for the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Sample collection

Your will have blood taken to determine your tissue type. This information will be saved in the Belgian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

What documents do you need to sign?

You need to give informed consent for the sample collection by signing the 'Declaration of Consent'. This means that you are entitled to all relevant information about the donation, how it is progressing, what risks are involved, and so on. You can change your mind and withdraw at any time. Please be aware that if you withdraw after the patient has begun preparatory treatment, this may have fatal consequences for the patient.

What do you need to take with you?

Your identity card.