Organize A Drive

Women pose with banner for Be the Match registryAt 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 3Contact 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 that answers the following questions and we will get your kits in the mail:





Number of Kits requested: