Are you or is someone you know in need of a marrow transplant?
Do you want to know what you can do to help patients in need of a marrow donor?
Contact our Be The Match office here at City of Hope for more information about ways you can help add lifesaving marrow donors to the registry. The more donors we add to the registry, the more lives we can save.
Be The Match Marrow Registry
626-301-8483 (or ext. 68483 if calling from City of Hope)
Our office is located in City of Hope's Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center, 2nd Floor, Suite #2040
Be The Match Registry, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, finds matches for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening blood diseases. Our goal is to educate and register new members from a wide range of ethnic and racial backgrounds, in order to give patients a better chance of finding a match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. Seventy percent of patients do not have a donor in their family so they rely on the registry to find an unrelated marrow donor.
Learn more about how stem cells save lives in the below video:
In addition to joining the registry, there are many ways you can help, including:
Hosting a marrow drive at your home, church, school or in your community to add more donors to the registry.
Joining our fundraising efforts. It costs Be The Match Registry $100 to add each new registry member, so we are always looking for support to help expand our program.
Volunteer! We always need helping hands to support our efforts in various ways.
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