Welcome to Stem Cell Club

Stem Cell Club aims to improve the quality and quantity of membership on Canada’s stem cell donor database.

Our work improves the chances that patients in-need of stem cell transplantation will find the one match they need to save their lives.

In addition to our efforts to advance stem cell donor recruitment in Canada, our group works to advance Canada's blood health,

including through blood donor recruitment and by supporting the activities of Canadian Blood Services.

Altogether, our work will promote the health of Canadians by improving Canada's blood and stem cell supply for patients in-need of these treatments.


In addition, our club trains medical students, nursing students, and others to advocate

for patients in need of stem cell transplant, and to develop leadership and teamwork skills.

We instruct volunteers to secure informed consent and to identify and correct medical errors.

Stem Cell Club Summary Statistics as of December 2016

16 campuses

Over 6000 Swabs Collected

63% male

80% of males ages 17-25

62% of males are non-Caucasian

Stem Cell Club is funded by the Canadian Blood Services BloodTechNet Grant,

the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund, and a Doctors of BC Community Initiative Grant