Patients from mixed or non-Caucasian backgrounds may not get the life-saving bone marrow transplants they need because there is no match for them in the donor registries. Are you the match?
Sandra Haber, a 65-year-old psychologist in Brooklyn, wants everyone to know how easy it is now to donate bone marrow. Hers was failing.
It's an awesome responsibility and opportunity.
Now that I've been through the entire experience, including the ominous-sounding procedure called a "bone marrow harvest," it's clear that the most decisive point for me was simply joining the registry in the first place.
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation is a national professional association that promotes advancement of the field of blood and bone marrow transplantation.
You can help Amy and thousands of others like Amy that are searching every day for a donor match. If you are interested in becoming a donor and you are between the ages of 18 and 60, there are several options available for you to choose from.
The Anthony Nolan Trust takes back lives from leukaemia by providing lifesaving donors for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Our mission is to recruit and provide matched unrelated donors for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to all Armenian and non-Armenian patients worldwide who are suffering from leukemia and other blood related illnesses.
A3M's mission is to improve the health and welfare of all people by providing education, assistance, and facilitating prompt access to potential marrow and blood cell donors. We work toward this mission by coordinating donor recruitment drives, offering patient support services, and providing resources for patients and donors.
If you are between the ages of 18 & 44, patients need you. Doctors choose registry members between 18 & 44 more than 90% of the time. Take the first step today.
We guarantee to deliver blood, blood components, blood products and tissues from our 15 blood centres to anywhere in England and North Wales.
CIBMTR brings together the expertise and unique resources of two leaders in the field of blood and marrow transplant research: the National Marrow Donor Program'' and the Medical College of Wisconsin's International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry.
Gift of Life manages a registry of over 120,000 bone marrow donors and a bank of over 800 umbilical cord blood units. Since 1991, Gift of Life has facilitated transplants for over 1,500 patients in need, over 400 of them from 2002-2007 alone.
MatchMaker is the only national program dedicated to recruitment of mixed race bone marrow donors. The need for mixed race bone marrow donors is great because each year approximately 130,000 people are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases like leukemia and other blood cancers.
Since 1987, we have helped more than 30,000 patients receive the bone marrow or cord blood transplants they need. And we help more patients every day: on average, more than 300 patients receive a transplant through us each month.
The Caitlin Raymond International Registry is a comprehensive resource for patients and physicians conducting a search for unrelated bone marrow or cord blood donor.
Marrow transplants are used to treat many serious illnesses including aplastic anemia, severe combined immune deficiency, sickle cell anemia, and a range of cancers including leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, malignant lymphomas, multiple myeloma and solid tumors
We are a charitable foundation funding medical research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of leukaemia and other related diseases treatable by bone marrow and adult stem cell transplantation.
BMDW is a voluntary collaborative effort of stem cell donor registries and cord blood banks whose goal is to provide centralised information on the HLA phenotypes and other relevant data of unrelated stem cell donors and cord blood units and to make this information easily accessible to the physicians of patients in need of a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Living organ donation has become a common source of organs for those in need of organ transplantation, usually a kidney, bone marrow, and sometimes the portion of a liver. Less common is donation of a portion of a lung or small intestine. There are thousands of living donors in the US and around the world every year.
Our mission is to provide expertise and support for family and friends of individuals with blood disorders or blood malignancies who are raising funds for treatment, blood stem cell transplants, donor recruitment and/or donor searches.
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