At donor registration events, the goal is sign-up people ages 18 to 44 who are willing to donate marrow if they match a patient in need.
Attendees swab their own cheeks on the spot – which gets their genetic information into the national marrow registry.
Who Can Host a Drive?
People in need of a bone marrow transplant and their families and friends are the best recruiters for expanding the number of potential bone marrow donors.
We’ll help you organize a donor registration campaign for your community or group. All sorts of organizations host marrow donor registration drives:
- Student groups on college campuses;
- Employee drives at corporations
- Creative events including fairs, weddings, and more!
By organizing a marrow registration drive, you can give tremendous hope to thousands of patients searching for a match.
How To Organize a Donor Drive
Follow these 7 easy steps:
Step 1—Select a date for your bone marrow drive
Step 2—Secure a venue for your bone marrow drive
Step 3—Contact us for advice and materials
Step 4— Gather at least 3-4 volunteers for the bone marrow drive
Step 5—Arrange for at least 3 tables and 10 chairs to be available at the drive
Step 6 — Advertise your bone marrow drive
Step 7— Host your Bone Marrow Drive and help save lives
We’re Here to Help
If you are interested in organizing a donor registration event in the Inland Northwest, please us. We can help with everything from setting a date and finding a host location to getting people to attend.
Most importantly, we can travel to your event and bring all the materials needed to register donors – swab kits, consent forms, and instructions. We’ll also train your volunteers the day of the event.
Self-Hosted Donor Drive
If you prefer a do-it-yourself drive or are out of our travel range, we can provide our “drive-in a box.” We’ll send you everything you need by mail so you can host your own marrow registration drive.
Am I Too Old to Donate?
People between the ages of 45 and 60 you can still join the registry online. Request a home swab kit from Be the Match . Although older donors are usually not a doctor’s first choice, you may be the only person with the genetic match to save someone’s life.
Older donors are asked to make a $100 payment to cover the cost of joining the registry. We think saving a life is worth that much.
Registration Drive Kit Request
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that answers the following questions and we will get your kits in the mail:
Number of Kits requested: