Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow, umbilical cord or stem cell transplant to live. And these patients rely on The National Marrow Donor Program to find a match – to find someone like you. Someone that is willing to step up and help save a life.
When you join the Be The Match Registry you can make a difference to patients everywhere and give hope for a cure. By doing so, you are making a commitment to be ready to donate if and when a patient does need your help. Please be sure you understand what to expect when you join the registry so you feel comfortable with your decision. Discuss it with family or friends; you may need their support if you are ever contacted as a match. It can be an emotionally overwhelming experience to be this involved in saving a strangers life.
This Foundation is determined to assist in bringing patients to their life-saving donors in any way possible. Due to our efforts, our partnership with the National Marrow Donor Program (Be The Match Registry) and several of you willing to help, The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Foundation sponsored bone marrow drives have added over 1,400 people to the National Registry in honor of Jacquie! These individuals have the potential to directly save a life when called.
Because of these efforts on behalf of Jacquie, 20 individuals have already received calls from the Be The Match Registry informing them that they are a potential match for a patient. Many of these individuals have gone on to be direct life-saving donors.
Please join this program by attending a drive in your area or registering by mail. It is fast, easy, and most of all, painless. YOU have the potential to be a life-saving match for a patient just like Jacquie and YOU have been entrusted with this very precious gift called life. Now consider giving it back to someone in need. Registration is FREE if you attend a drive in your area! Several are held throughout the year and you can check your local zip code by clicking here!
BONE MARROW DONORS!
If you have been contacted by the National Marrow Donor Program to be a potential donor, please let us know! Whether or not you have actually donated, we would still like to acknowledge your efforts.