But I’m only registering for MY country’s registry. What make this process international?

There are 57 countries that have one or several national stem cell and bone marrow registries. But instead of working in silos, they decided that linking their registries could give them access to way more potential donors. This allows patients from all over to tap into a larger number of DNA samples, increasing their chances of finding their perfect match. The expression cellmates takes on a whole other meaning, doesn’t it?

You can access the complete list of donor countries here.

Other Questions

What’s this umbilical cord business?

What if I say no?

What are the odds of actually donating stem cells?

Can I give to a specific person?

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?