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​Those who wish to join the Stem Cell Registry should be aged between 18 and 40 and in good basic health.

Please check whether you are eligible to donate stem cells. www.sovinkoluovuttajaksi.fi.

For more information, call +358 29 300 1515 or send an email to kantasolurekisteri(at)veripalvelu.fi.

Young men are particularly needed, because men are selected as donors more often than women for biological reasons. The Registry currently contains more women than men.

Read more about the criteria for joining the registry at Frequently asked questions.

The joining criteria and possible health examination later on aim to verify that the donation will not harm the donor or the patient.

Is everything OK for you to joining the registry? This is how you join.

 


 

​Obstacles to joining:

• obesity (body mass index, BMI, over 35)

• weight under 50 kg

• chronic diseases, for example diabetes

• continuous medication, with the exception of contraceptive pills

• heavy smoking (more than 20 cigarettes per day)

• low haemoglobin level (under 125 g/l for women, under 135 g/l for men)

• structural back problems, for example spinal disc herniation

• allergies with violent reactions, for example swelling of the pharynx

• use of intravenous drugs

• men having sex with men

• having had cancer