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 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 students 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.

Interested to volunteer with us? Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CL6JMLF

Check out our whiteboard video on Stem Cell Donation (see promotions tab for short versions)


Stem Cell Club Summary Statistics as of September 2018
22 campuses
Over 12,500 swabs collected since 2011
58% male
80% of males are ages 17-25
60% of males self-identify as non-Caucasian
We have recruited 3% of all donors currently listed on Canada's donor registry

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