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Introducing NMDP, formerly known as the National Marrow Donor Program and Be The Match.
Our name has changed but our mission has not: We save lives through cell therapy. Learn More

Get Involved

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How to Donate Q&A

Joining the blood stem cell donor registry is simple. Swab your cheek and you can help someone suffering with a life-threatening blood cancer or disease.

Check out this super-short Q&A session where hip-hop artist Nur-D asks NMDP℠ Senior Vice President, Erica Jensen, questions about how to become a donor.

Beyond becoming a donor, there are so many ways to get involved with NMDP℠. You can host a donor drive, give a gift, become an advocate and so much more!

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Voice of the Community Volunteer

We’re looking for sickle cell warriors and their caregivers to join our Voice of the Community volunteer group. By adding more volunteers with sickle cell disease, we can receive better input from people that represent our audiences. In this role, volunteers will:

  • Provide feedback on patient education materials  
      

  • Share their experiences to help develop better patient education and support programs 
     

  • Participate in at least two review activities per years, which take 1-to-3 hours each

  • Participate in at least 4 projects per year, which take 30 minutes to 1 hour each

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Peer Connect

Our Peer Connect Program is comprised of volunteers who are transplant recipients or caregivers. Volunteers provide meaningful support by listening to sickle cell warriors or caregivers curious about transplant and answering their questions while also sharing their own transplant journey. We would love for you to volunteer and be part of our growing program.

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Legislative Advocacy

Advocacy is critically important to protect access and expand coverage for patients needing a life-saving bone marrow transplant. We are dedicated to advancing our mission through legislative and policy action. We advocate to maintain and improve patient access to care. We cannot do this alone. We need your help and by joining our mission as an advocate, together, we can save lives.

Other ways to help

Join the Donor Registry

Friends and family ages 18-40, you could be a warrior’s cure! Request a swab kit and begin your own life-saving journey today.

Give a Gift

A gift of any size will help add more donors to the registry, help with uninsured patient costs and fund life-saving research.

Host a Donor Drive

A gift of any size will help add more donors to the registry, help with uninsured patient costs and fund life-saving research.

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