Give a Swab & Bucks: Save Lives—Be Heroes
Our family was heartbroken when our beloved dad died of the blood cancer leukemia. Out of this loss, I am passionate about creating the possibility for blood cancer patients to survive through transplants. Teamed with Be The Match in celebration of my 12-year tenure as a volunteer courier of life-saving cells for transplants, I am offering the opportunity to save lives and be heroes. Seventy percent of blood cancer transplant patients depend upon unrelated donors. With love and compassion I am enrolling dedicated people who are passionate about saving lives as donors through the Be The Match Registry, a global database of potential cell donors between the ages of 18 and 60.
Watch this video of a donor and recipient meeting!
What you can do:
1.Join the Be The Match Registry--enroll yourself and your family, friends and acquaintances in this extreme effort to save lives. Potential donors between 18 and 44 years old (age preferred by doctors) are free, between 45 and 60 years old are $100. Click on the following link and join between now and March 21, 2016
Complete an online registration form, order a swab kit for use at home. Swab your cheek and return the swab to Be The Match to join the registry. You may be called to donate if you match a patient (FAQ’s for additional information on marrow donation)
2. Donate money to Be The Match--click on the blue "Make a Gift" box at the top of this page. Offline Contributions: Download this form and send it to:
Be The Match Foundation Attn: Team Be The Match [Life Events]
500 N 5th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Together we can reach my $5,000 contribution goal by making tax-deductible contributions to Be The Match. Your gift will help deliver cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life by helping with unfunded expenses and by funding research. Click "About" to learn about the use of contributions. Every dollar counts.
Together, we can save lives, be heroes!