Over 80 diseases and disorders can be treated with a stem cell transplant. There are hundreds of patients in Canada with diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and aplastic anemia waiting to be matched. At present only fifty percent of patients find a match. Although not everyone who registers will be matched to a patient and asked to donate, each registrant improves the odds for those waiting.
Hockey Gives Blood has proudly teamed up with Dylan Playfair to create awareness for such a cause. Dylan’s humble upbringing and small-town roots has not been lost during his rise to fame. With a loyal social media following, a bright career in film and television and a childhood spent around the game of hockey, Dylan knows his ability to connect with the younger generation is an asset to saving lives. As outgoing and spontaneous as Dylan is, his compassion, character and leadership drive him to make a bigger difference.
When it comes to stem cells, male donors provide better patient outcomes. Last year, half of all matched stem cell donations in Canada came from young male donors but males only account for 20% of our national stem cell registry. Joining is easy to do can be done online. Upon completion of registering online, Canadian Blood Services will ship a swab kit right to your door.
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