September 19, 2020



Today (and every 3rd Saturday in September, annually) is World Marrow Donor Day – it’s a time when we say THANK YOU to everyone who has registered as a stem cell and bone marrow donor.

Personally, it’s also a time of reflection and gratitude for me and my family, for the goodwill shown to us by so many people – family, friends and complete strangers – for their support and importantly, their actions, when Margot needed help.

In the UK alone, there were tens of thousands of people who signed up in response to Margot’s appeal for a stem cell donor back in January 2014. Compared to back then, there are now twice as many people globally who have done the same, which is really important when you consider that for half of all patients, a donor is found in another country. That was certainly the case for Margot, whose donor was eventually found on the DKMS register in Germany.

So thank you again for your support back then, your support now and also for your continued support going forward. Together, we’re continuing to save lives.

Team Margot

Together, saving lives


Becoming a blood stem cell donor is relatively easy and you will be joining a club of millions of donors globally.

  • Commit to becoming a blood stem cell donor today and help improve the possibility of finding a match for patients in need.
  • Contact your local blood stem cell donor registry to find out how to register, or use our donor tool to see if you are eligible.
  • Encourage your friends and family to become a blood stem cell donor.
  • Volunteer with your local blood stem cell donor registry to reach out to the members of your community, and help manage recruitment activities.
  • Participate in World Marrow Donor Day with your social media networks and raise awareness in your personal community. Download all the media materials through the download button below.

Download WMDD materials

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