Strength To Give


Every 40 minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with blood cancer, and for many a blood stem cell transplant from a complete stranger is their only hope.          


Younger donors result in better outcomes for patients, so we urgently need 18-35 year olds to register and increase their chances of finding the best possible match. Ethnic diversity is also important as patients are more likely to find a match with a donor from the same ethnic background. Young men make particularly important donors – as they often weigh more, they literally have more to give.               


- 30% of patients find a match within their family


- 70% need to find an unrelated donor through the Australian Donor Registry   


- Only 4% of donors on the registry are males aged 18-35


- We search registries around the world to find the best match for Australian patients. Sadly many countries don’t have registries and Australians from these backgrounds can struggle to find a donor. 


- 80% of Australian patients receive a donation from an overseas donor.                                             


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24Dec
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