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The Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society was named after Constable Bruce Denniston, an RCMP member, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1987.
The Society depends on contributions of individuals and corporations, to improve the odds of survival for patients needing stem cell or marrow transplants. Your financial contribution can save lives.
The Society continues to raise money to help the Registry find donor matches as quickly and effectively as possible.
How to Donate Bone Marrow or Stem Cells
Joining the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network is simple. If you’re between the ages of 17 and 35 and in good general health, you’re eligible to sign up. Visit Stem Cells for Life and follow the Seven Easy Steps to Register. Watch "Have You Got A Match?" to see the unexpected results your decision can render.
(If you registered as a bone marrow/stem cell donor when or before the registry was operating as One Match, you do not need to register again. If your personal information has changed or there has been a change in the status of your health, please call 1 888 2 DONATE: 1-888-236-6283).
Helping to save a life can be as easy as having blood taken from your arm with a needle, from which it flows into a centrifuge. This device filters out the stem cells, and the remaining blood is injected back into your arm with the same needle. The procedure takes place at the hospital or a day clinic.