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Join the Stem Cell Registry

Supporting Canada’s heroes

We’re proud to support Canadians as they sign up to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. 

This winter, we called on all eligible Canadians to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. We’re grateful that over 5,000 people answered the call to #BeAHero by registering. 

What is the #BeAHero campaign?

Since the start of the pandemic, patients in need of stem cell transplants have faced challenges due to border closures, travel restrictions and the health of donors.

It's also led to the cancellation of in-person events, which has caused a 70% decline in new donor registrations.

The #BeAHero campaign helped to raise awareness of the need for donors and encourage registrations. For every registration kit returned during the campaign, we donated $10 to support the vital work of Canadian Blood Services.

Encouraging Canadians to #BeAHero

The campaign may be over, but you can still #BeAHero. Find out if you're eligible to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry today. If you can’t sign up, you can still be a team player by choosing other ways to join Canada’s Lifeline.

Why sign up?

  • Patients are more likely to find a match with a donor who shares their ethnic background. Footnote *

  • Each year, hundreds of patients in Canada need a stem cell transplant to save their life. Footnote *

  • As a result of COVID-19, recruitment of stem cell donors has dropped by 70%. Footnote *

  • 75% of patients in Canada rely on a match from an unrelated donor to save their life. Footnote *

FAQs

Make a lifesaving difference

Find out if you're eligible to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry and sign up to #BeAHero. If you can’t sign up, you can still be a team player by choosing other ways to join Canada’s Lifeline.

Canadian Blood Services is a registered charity — Charitable Registration no. 870157641RR001. 
Héma-Québec is a registered charity - Charitable Registration no. 897134623RR0001.

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* Source - Canadian Blood Services