Purpose

The Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society is a volunteer organization and a national registered charity dedicated to raising funds for donor testing and increasing awareness on the importance of the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network, a program of Canadian Blood Services. The Registry is a central repository responsible for the recruitment and matching of volunteer donors with patients requiring a stem cell transplant. The Society’s head office is in Powell River, BC, with Chapters in British Columbia and Ottawa, ON, assisting in fund raising and public awareness objectives, to the benefit of the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network.

The purpose of the Society is to engage in activities related to bone marrow transplants, including but not limited to the following:

  • Educate the public concerning matters associated with bone marrow and stem cell  transplants;
  • Increase the number of names on the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network;
  • Increase the ethnic diversity represented on the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network;
  • Raise funds for the work of the Canadian Stem Cell and Marrow Network;
  • Raise funds for research related to bone marrow and stem cell  transplants;
  • Raise funds to test potential donors and recipients;
  • Raise funds to assist in the performing of bone marrow and stem cell transplants;
  • Providing assistance to bone marrow and stem cell donors, recipients or their families.