Exclusion Criteria

Potential blood stem cell donors must be in good health and have no condition that by donating would adversely affect:

  • The health of the donor
  • The health of the patient
  • The successful completion of an apheresis procedure

If any one of the following applies to you, unfortunately you will be unable to join the DKMS Stem Cell Registry as a potential Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donor:

  • You are aged under 18 or over 55.
  • You are severely overweight (a BMI of more than 40).
  • You will not be able to register if you have any of the following conditions:
    • Obesity (i.e. body mass index (BMI) >40)
    • Severe heart, lung or kidney diseases
    • Severe illnesses of the central nervous system
    • Severe mental health conditions
    • Severe metabolic diseases
    • Addictions (alcohol, drugs, tablets)
    • Severe tropical infectious diseases
    • Infectious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, Syphilis
    • Systemic autoimmune diseases or other severe chronic illnesses (e.g. diabetes or rheumatism)
    • Cancer (including being cancer-free, but having had cancer in the past)
    • Diseases of the haematopoietic system (blood disorders)
  • You will be able to register, without additional consultation, if the following criteria applies to you:
    • Enlarged Thyroid or Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis stable and symptom-free. NOT Graves’ disease)
    • Iron-deficiency anaemia (if treatable with iron supplement)
    • Hay fever, mild asthma, food allergy
    • Basalioma and cervical carcinomain situ (if fully removed)
    • Unipolar depression (mild depression, no previous manic episodes, without any limitations in daily life)
    • High blood pressure (stable and well-controlled)

Formerly known as The Sunflower Fund