Check your eligibility

Before applying for a swab kit we need to ask you a few questions to confirm your eligibility.


    Patients from Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic background have on average only a 37% chance of finding the optimal matched adult unrelated donor on global stem cell panels. This compares to a 72% chance for patients from a British, Irish, or Northern European ethnic background. The Welsh Bone Marrow Donor registry is committed to addressing this inequality by increasing the age range that donors of Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic backgrounds can register onto the Welsh stem cell donor panel.



    Thank you for your interest, unfortunately you are not eligible to join the Registry, but you can still help, click here to find out how you can help others join the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry or call us today on 0800 371 502 or email:

    Unfortunately, you will be unable to donate if you have any of the following conditions:

    • Severe heart, lung or kidney diseases
    • Severe illness of the central nervous system
    • Severe mental health conditions
    • Severe metabolic diseases
    • Addictions (alcohol, drugs, tablets)
    • Severe tropical infectious diseases
    • Infectious diseases such as HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. (even if you are having or have received treatment)
    • Systemic autoimmune diseases or other severe chronic illness
    • Cancer (past or present). Exception: Basalioma and cervical carcinoma in situ (if fully removed)
    • Blood disorders
    • Suffered a stroke
    • Taking many medication for diabetes
    • Weigh under 7 stone 12lbs / 50kg
    • BMI of over 40

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 371502 or send us an email at