The Gift of Life Australia (GOLA) in association with the Australian Tissue Donation Network, Wolper Hospital and the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry are not-for-profit organisations helping to establish a database of potential bone marrow donors.
Every year in Australia, more than 600 people receive blood stem cells from someone else to treat their leukaemia or other bone marrow related disease. Many of these patients find someone in their family to donate their cells, but more than half will rely on a volunteer, with a matching immune system. This volunteer could be you.
Our target is to reach 5,000 Australian registered donors to try and reduce the need for overseas donors or reduce the number of imperfectly matched donors to improve many Australian patient’s chances for survival.