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Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians 17 to 35 to join Canada’s stem cell registry

“Please consider joining — you could save a life.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement asking Canadians aged 17 to 35 to consider joining the stem cell registry in Canada.

Trudeau took the opportunity to share a story about Dominic LeBlanc, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, who received “a second life” following his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was a genetic match for a stem cell donation with a young man from Germany.

Canadians can join the stem cell registry in Canada if they fall into the following categories:

  • Between the ages of 17 and 35.
  • In good general health.
  • Free of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis B and C.
  • Free of health issues, including cancer, blood diseases, insulin-dependent diabetes, certain heart conditions, etc.
  • Willing to be a donor to any patient in need.

To join the stem cell registry, please click here. Quebec residents can become stem cell donors by registering with Héma-Québec.

Justin Trudeau has asked Canadians between 17 and 35 years old to join the stem cell registry in Canada.

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