Minority Donors Urgently Needed
Gift of Life Press Conference Part 2
Bryant & Stratton Bone Marrow Drive
Joanne Shenandoah - PSA
Thousands of patients hope for a bone marrow donor who can make their life-saving transplant possible. They depend on people like you. You have the power to save a life. Take the first step today.
To register you must:
- Be between the ages of 18-44
- Meet the Health Guidelines
- Fill out a form
- Give a cheek cell swab
- Be willing to donate to any patient in need
Diverse donors are critical because patients have the best chance of finding a match within their own race.
Racial and ethnic heritage are very important factors in determining a bone marrow match. Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity.
Today, there simply aren't enough registry members of diverse racial and ethnic heritage. Adding more diverse members increases the likelihood that all patients will find the life-saving match they need.
Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are especially encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry:
- Black and African American
- American Indian and Alaska Native
- Asian, including South Asian
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
- Hispanic and Latino
- Multiple race
The circle of life starts with you. You have the power to heal, the power to save a life.
To schedule a bone marrow drive or to set up an appointment to join the registry please contact us at 315-913-4060. You can also register on line by going to Be The Match.