You Can Help
One of the key areas of our mission at the Pomeroy Foundation is working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients.
Every day, thousands of patients wish for a donor who can make their life-saving transplant possible, giving them a second chance at life. A bone marrow transplant may be the only hope for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia and many other diseases.
With great partners in Florida, Virginia and New York, the Foundation has conducted hundreds of bone marrow drives registering over 26,000 people to the registry. To date, we’ve made 128 donor/patient matches.
These patients and those in need of a transplant depend on people like you.
You have the power to save a life. Take the first step today.Register online
To register with Be The Match® you need to:
- Be between the ages of 18-44
- Meet the Health Guidelines
- Register online
- Receive cheek swab kit in the mail
- Swab cheek and return kit
- Be willing to donate to any patient in need
The circle of life starts with you. You have the power to heal, the power to save a life.
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. Since tissue types are inherited through ancestry, patients are more likely to match a donor of the same racial or ethnic background.
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
To schedule a bone marrow drive or to set up an appointment to join the registry, please contact us at (315) 913-4060.
Registering online is fast and easy.