Be The Match Donor Drive

Join The Be The Match Registry

Saturday, July 2nd @ The Armory, 10am-2pm

Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For thousands of patients with leukemia or other blood diseases like sickle cell anemia, a marrow transplant is their only hope.

You could save a life by joining The Be The Match Registry. All it takes is a simple cheek swab. Patients especially need diverse registry members ages 18 to 44.

Before joining the registry, be sure you are FULLY COMMITTED to:

  • Donate to someone you don't know.
  • Keep your contact information current at
  • Share your decision with family and friends so they'll support you if called.
  • Call back quickly if you are a patient's possible match.
  • Give a blood sample to see if you are the best match.
  • Take up to 20 to 30 hours spread out over 4 to 6 weeks to attend appointments and donate.

Be sure you KNOW:

  • The cheek swab you give adds your tissue type to the registry. It is not a marrow donation.
  • You'll be listed on the registry until you're 61, unless you withdraw.

You'll need to be free of these conditions to join:

  • HIV or risk of HIV
  • Hepatitis or risk for hepatitis
  • Most forms of heart disease or cancer
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes requiring insulin or diabetes-related health issues
  • Diseases that affect blood clotting or bleeding
  • Recent back surgery, or sever or ongoing back problems
  • Autoimmune/neurological disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis
  • Being an organ or marrow transplant recipient
  • Significant obesity
  • Current sleep apnea

More info is available at

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