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You can also request a consent form by phone (514-832-5000 ext. 279).
2. Read, fill in the consent form and send it back. (5 to 10 minutes)
Do NOT self-select yourself out if you answer no or yes to a question. Some questions are asked simply for more follow-up.
Send it back by fax (514-832-0266) or email (info AT hema-quebec.qc.ca). If you requested a consent kit, send it back in the postage paid envelope.
3. A representative will call, and set up your appointment.
It is at your convenience, and you get to choose if you provide your sample at a nearby blood drive or go to their offices. If you don't hear from them in ten days, call them back!
4. At your appointment, provide a small sample of blood for typing.
It will take much less blood and less time than a regular blood donation. You're done!
It takes about fifteen working days to get HLA-typed. Keep your address information up to date whenever you move so you can be found if you are ever needed.
You could be contacted in two months, ten years, maybe never. But if you match someone, you may be able to save someone's life by donating 2 to 5% of the stems cells in your circulating blood or bone marrow.