Individual giving

By supporting WMDA, you’re helping to give people a second chance of life.

Every 14 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed with blood cancer. For many, a stem cell transplant is their last chance of survival. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a dramatic shortfall in our income, as well as urgent challenges to navigate to ensure patients still receive their lifesaving transplants in time.

Your support is needed, now more than ever, to help give more people a second chance of life.

Without you, there is no cure.

  • Pressure governments to enact policies that make stem cell donation & transplantation safe, effective, affordable and available
  • Educate future healthcare providers about the stem cell donation and how to find the best suitable stem cell source
  • Develop solutions to streamline the communication between international organisations
  • Support organisation practices that speed up the provision of stem cells to the patients
  • Mobilise organisations, especially in developing countries, to develop an organixation for donor recruitment
  • Raise awareness on stem cell donation and support World Marrow Donor Day

WMDA needs your help to continue our life-saving research in blood and marrow transplantation and other cellular therapies. We are proud of the support we receive from our corporate and government supporters. However, private contributions are essential for us to continue our work.

How to make a gift

If you would like to make a gift to WMDA, please make an online donation or send an e-amal to

Rhian Voskamp
Fundraising & Communication Coordinator
E-mail: rhian.voskamp @

WMDA is registered as an ANBI organisation in the Netherlands and is officially recognized by the tax authorities.

For further information on ways to participate as a contributor, including gifts of stocks or company-matching gifts, please contact Rhian Voskamp using the information listed above.

Fundraising programs

As a contributor, you can direct your gift to one of our fundraising programs:

  • WMDA Supporting Global Development Fund: Contributions to this program help to support small & emerging donor registries. These funds significantly enhance our ability to maintain and develop new & emerging registries. These funds also allow us to respond in a timely manner to emerging registries not supported by our federal funding. Donors may wish to make their gift in honor or in memory of a special person.
  • WMDA Jon J. van Rood: The Jon J. van Rood fund was established to honor Jon J. van Rood’s commitment to international collaboration. Prof. Dr. Jon J. van Rood was one of the founders of the WMDA. Donors may wish to make their gift in honor or in memory of a special person.