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Is your ancestry important?
A patient is mostly likely to match someone of the same ethnicity. We are actively recruiting people with Māori and Pacific Island ancestry and ethnic minority groups.Find out more
Who can join?
|People aged 18 – 35 years old, able to meet the NZ Blood Service requirements to donate blood and willing to donate to any patient anywhere in the world.|
“I remember going to the gym and feeling tired but shrugged it off, until it got worse and worse”, says PharoahRead more
In a heartbeat
NZBS depends on its selfless donors year-round to help those in need and NZBMDR is no different.
“There was no question about it, I was a match and the patient needed me. I said, ‘sign me up!’”, says Tom.Read more
Diagnosed with leukaemia – Auckland
After spending more than half her life battling illness, Rachel Sharma now has dreams of helping others and is thankfully able to do so, thanks to the help of a complete stranger.Read more
A bone marrow donor
When Joseph Heke (Ngapuhi/Ngati Hineuru) started dating his girlfriend Melissa (Ngati Maniapoto) in 2007, it led him on a path to saving lives.Read more
Interested in joining the NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry?
In New Zealand, to join the NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry you first must meet the criteria to become a blood donor and donate blood.
Please follow the 3 steps below.
1. Check your eligibility to become a blood donorA quick list of the major blood donor criteria.
2. Book an appointment to donate bloodUse the NZ Blood Service handy online system to find your nearest place to donate and book an appointment.
3. Ask to join the NZ Bone Marrow Donor RegistryAsk the NZ Blood Service staff when you donate that you would like to join the NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
Start the process
(You'll be directed to NZ Blood for eligibility)