Registration drives

 

What is a registration drive?

When there is an opportunity to address a large audience, we can use your platform to educate and raise awareness on the challenges individuals face living with blood cancer and other illnesses where a stem cell, blood or organ donor is required to save their lives.

Attendees at ACLT donor registration drives have the opportunity to join all three donor registers: blood, organ (living and deceased) and stem cell (bone marrow).

2017 Registration drive results

This year (2017) ACLT attended nearly 200 fundraisers and awareness events, with many providing ACLT the opportunity to host donor registration drives. We’ve worked with universities, colleges, schools, churches, corporate organisations, music concerts, theatre nights, comedy shows. We worked in conjunction with the KickOff@3, MET Police, Black Police Association, Merseyside and Cheshire Police, Religious Sector, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and other groups and organisations.

Breakdown of donor signups in 2017
Type of Donor  No. of individuals registered
 Potential Stem Cell Donors  *4457
 Blood Donors  *401
 Organ Donors  *251

*Figures correct as of 18th December 2017

2018 Registration drives

PRIVATE DONOR DRIVES

Thursday 18 January: 9am – 4pm, Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, London, N12 9EY

Saturday 20 January: 9.30am – 6pm, UNISON – National Black Members Conference, Liverpool

Wednesday 24 January: 6.30pm – 9.30pm, ACS – University of Kent, Canterbury, Templeman Libary, Library Rd, Canterbury, CT2 7NU

Monday 29 January: 1.30 – 3.30pm, Virgo Fidelis Catholic School, 147 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, London SE19 1RS

Tuesday 30 January: 09.00 – 3pm, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, Lion Lane, London SE18 4LD

Friday 09 March: 08.30 – 1pm, Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, London SW16 2HY

PUBLIC DONOR DRIVES

Saturday & Sunday 21, 22 April, All day: Caribbean Weekender, Pontins, Shore Road, Southport PR8 2PZ

Saturday & Sunday 21, 22 July, All day: Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, London SE24 9BJ

Sunday 29 July, All day, Jerk Cook Out and Cultural Foods: Wandle Park, Croydon CR0 4XT

Should you wish to attend one of the many ‘open to the public’ 2018 events where we are registering donors onto the stem cell, blood and organ donor register, please check here for details. Please only attend events that state they’re ‘open to the public’, to avoid any inconvenience from last minute event changes.

How we register donors

There are a number of ways we register potential donors at drives.

Blood donation

You will be asked to complete a brief blood donation application form. ACLT will send the completed form back to NHS Blood & Transplant on your behalf. At a later date you will receive (in the post) a letter from NHS Blood & Transplant inviting you to call them on +44 (0) 300 123 23 23 to book an appointment to donate blood at a blood donor centre at a convenient location close to your home, place of work or education establishment.

For more information, see our blood donation page.

Organs (deceased)

You can register as a deceased organ donor by completing a short form. That’s it! Within the month you should receive your Organ Donor card via the post. Please ensure you inform your next of kin and loved ones of your wish to donate your organ/s.

For more information, see our organ donation page.

Organs (living)

The majority of living organ donations are kidney transplants. Unlike many other organs, we only need one kidney to survive, so these transfers can be done while the donor is alive.

The UK’s living donation register has an extremely low number of BAME donors: one that is disproportionate to the number of people in need. Only 17 people from the Black community came forward as a donors last year. Right now, if your kidneys fail and you are Black, you’ll wait on average three years for a new one.

At our drives, individuals interested in registering will be asked for a few details, which we’ll use to follow up with them at a later date.

For more information on signing up, see our organ donation page.

Stem cell donation

There are three ways you can join the stem cell register.

By providing a cheek swab (via Anthony Nolan)
By providing a cheek swab (via DKMS)
By providing a small blood sample via NHS Blood & Transplant – British Bone Marrow Register (via BBMR)

For more information, see our stem cell donation page.

Registration outside of drives

We also welcome single signups in person. To do this, just give us a ring on +44 (0) 203 757 7700 or email on info@aclt.org and we’ll arrange a time to talk things through. We can accommodate office appointments from Monday to Friday, 10am till 4pm.

If you’re not ready to make a decision, you can request more information is sent to you by signing up to our Interested Register. For more information, see our donations pages: blood, deceased organ donation, living organ donation, or stem cell donation.