From April 1st 2016, blood donors can only join the BBMR if they fit in to one of two groups:
Other Criteria – You must also be a blood donor
Health Criteria – You need to be in general good health (check the exclusion criteria on website)
Weight Criteria – You must weigh over 8 stone (51kg)
a) You must already be a blood donor so when next giving blood, inform the staff at the blood donation session that you wish to join the BBMR before your blood donation is taken.
b) An extra blood sample will be taken during your blood donation.
c) That’s it ! Your tissue type will be identified and added to the UK Registry. And it’s a ‘one-time’ event.
For further information go to :www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow
Together, saving lives
If you don’t match the above criteria, please check out the other ways to register as a potential stem bone marrow / cell donor in the UK: