Blood cancer doesn’t discriminate.
Neither does the stem cell donor registry.

Anyone aged 18-35 can become a life-saving stem cell legend. In fact, the more diverse Australia’s donor pool, the better. More donors. More matches. More hope for critically ill patients.

47

Australians are diagnosed
with blood cancer every day.

15

Australians lose their life to
blood cancer every day.

1

You could be the one person
who can save a critically ill
patient.

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Everyone aged 18-35 can be a stem cell donor legend.

Giving blood can, unfairly, be problematic for members of the LGBTQI community. But giving blood isn’t the only way to be a lifesaver. Anyone aged 18-35 can register to be a blood stem cell donor.

Your fellow Aussies need you.

For many critically ill patients with blood cancer or certain immune system or genetic disorders, a stem cell transplant from a stranger is their only hope (less than half find a match in their family). That’s why we’re partnering with Strength to Give to recruit to stem cell legends.

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Joining the registry is easy.

Just a few simple cheek swabs and you’re done! Register online and a cheek swab kit will be posted to your door. And the donation process is a whole lot quicker and easier than it used to be, too.

It’s not for everyone.
Just legends.

While joining the stem cell registry is easy and donating stem cells nothing to worry about, you need to be 100% committed. If you’re one of the 1 in 1,500 people who is a match for a blood cancer patient, we – and they – need to be able to count on you. Read about how stem cell donation works.

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FAQs

38,000,000

Registered stem cell donors worldwide.

1 in 1,500

Australians on the registry will be asked to donate stem cells.

50,000

Stem cell transplants worldwide each year.

How else can you be a legend?

There aren’t nearly enough committed volunteers on the stem cell registry, especially young men (18-35). We’re partnering with Strength to Give to change all that. And you can help, even if you’re not 18-35.

A donation to support our recruitment program also makes you a stem cell legend – $100 donation pays for another legend to join the stem cell registry.