Why Join the Bone Marrow Registry?
Bone Marrow (stem cell) transplants can be an option for patients suffering from certain types of leukaemia or other fatal blood disorders, where the patients own marrow stops producing blood cells. A transplant may also be necessary for children with rare metabolic disorders.
The most suitable donor is a fully matched family member but due to falling family sizes, a sibling donor is not an option for a large number of patients. If a suitable donor is not found within the family, a search for an unrelated donor is necessary.
On the 3rd October 2008 , the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry facilitated the 200th Stem Cell transplant for Irish patients.