Plainly put: nope. When you register to become a donor, you do it to save anyone’s life. We understand you might be driven to join because a loved one is sick. But the chances of you being a match for them are super extra tiny. When you register, you accept that you might be called to save the life of someone you’ve never met, even someone from another country.

So please, before registering, consider that you might not save YOUR friend or cousin, but someone else’s.

Other Questions

Worldwide donor registry?

What’s this umbilical cord business?

What if I say no?

What are the odds of actually donating stem cells?

How bad is it for ethnic groups?

Age restrictions? But whyyyy?

Is it going to hurt?

I’ve heard young men make better donors. Isn’t that a tad sexist?

How does donating work?

Bone marrow, stem cells, spinal cord: what’s the diff?

What diseases can be treated by stem cells?