Challenge 1-2-3.  Be a Donor Hero!

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Each year, there are 15,000 patients waiting for bone marrow transplants in U.S. alone. One in every 400 donors will match with some patient. So we need over 6 million donors! But, in 2020, there are only 2% of Americans registered as marrow donors. Can you help us to increase the 2% to 3% or even more? Being a donor hero means you help us reach this dream earlier! Thank you.

On behalf of all the cancer kids and others who need a marrow donor, we launch this challenge hoping to register more donors to give hope to all those patients. Share the love, share the hope! Please join our Donor Challenge, and help to save more kids and adults who need bone marrow donors!

Challenge 1-2-3: Please finish 1-2-3 steps below and then send us "I am a Donor Hero" in the form at the end of this page. It's easier than you would think to be a hero!  Touch-less, pain-less, cost-less!

Task ONE

Click to share on ONE social media


Task TWO

You have TWO ways to register as marrow donor.

You can register online as marrow donor in either way: through DKMS or be-the-match.

Click here to register at DKMS

or, click here to register at be-the-match 

 

Task THREE

Share the QR code with THREE of your friends


I am a Donor Hero!







More to share: 3 Myths and 3 Facts

Myth 1: We don't need so many marrow donors.
Fact 1: In 2020, there were 14,000 patients waiting for bone marrow transplants in the U.S. alone, while only 2% of the U.S. population registered as marrow donors.

Myth 2: All donations involve surgery.
Fact 2: Actually, 75% of donations go through the form of blood transfusion (peripheral blood stem cell PBSC donation, which is non-surgical).

Myth 3: Registration of marrow donation needs to draw blood.
Fact 3: Actually, you only need to swab your cheek to register.

Thanks to all the great help from be-the-match, AADP, A3M, DKMS, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, ABC news 13, KTSF26 and more, for helping hosting donor drives.  For more details, please follow our blog.
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