The check box on the Donor Health Check reads:
“I would like to give blood samples during my donation today to join the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry (WBMDR). I am aged between 17 and 30 years and have not previously joined the WBMDR.”
In summary, the eligibility criteria is as follows:
Age – You must be aged between 17 and 30 years old
Other – You must also be a blood donor
Health – You need to be in general good health (check the exclusion criteria on website)
Weight – You must weigh over 7 stone 12 lbs (50kg)
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 WBMDR before your blood donation is taken.
b) Alternatively enrol online at: https://www.welsh-blood.org.
c) An extra blood sample will be taken during your blood donation.
d) That’s it. Your tissue type will be identified and added to the UK Registry.
For further information go to : www.welsh-blood.org.uk/
Please watch this excellent video by the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry:
Together, saving lives
Check out the other ways to register in the UK: