From April 1st 2016, blood donors can only join the BBMR if they fit in to one of two groups:


click the image above to download your copy of this BBMR leaflet

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 or call the National Blood Service Donor Helpline on 0300 123 23 23. To find out more about the changes to recruiting donors to the BBMR which came into effect on 1 April 2016, click here.

Thank you.

Team Margot
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:

• Delete Blood Cancer UK
• Anthony Nolan
• Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry (WBMDR)

or go:

Back to ‘How to Register’