This is our Bone Marrow Donor Page which we will also call the Page of Life. We'll list all of the current and upcoming donor drives that we host or co-sponsor with our partners here. If you have any questions about the bone marrow donor process please don't hesitate to call or email us, so we can give you the answers you're looking for. There is also a link on the bottom of the page to our partner Be The Match.org.
In 1997 Joey became a bone marrow transplant recipient after receiving a then new process called an autologous procedure. This procedure uses the patient's peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) instead of a donor after they have been purged or washed. Because Joey was an only child there was not a family match and unfortunately the donor registry has a shortage of donors especially minority registrants. That's why one of the core programs Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. decided to focus on is this all-important life saving procedure.
Thank you for supporting us with this very impactful area of our mission. Join the registry today! Many blessings!
To join the registry as a prospective bone marrow donor is very simple. How simple you ask, almost unbelievably simple. During the registration process you will be given a small packet of items which consists of a form asking information about yourself, 4 long q-tip swabs and an envelope. You begin by filling out the form, swabbing both your cheeks followed by placing your q-tips in the envelope and sealing it. That’s it you are done. No needles and no wait, just you doing your part. The whole process takes about 15 minutes.
Faith Hope and Love Jesus has a vision to educate the general public about this life saving medical advance so that bone marrow donor registration will be as commonplace as donating blood is today. Marsha has been on the registry since 1992. Unfortunately, she has never received that welcomed call that she is a match that could save a life. She looks forward to that call. Our hope is that you will too. Thousands of patients depend on bone marrow donors who can give them a chance for a cure. You have the power to save a life. You are a Swab away from saving a life. Join us. Get registered. Save a live.
|Giving Back After Gaining So Much|
An 18-year marrow transplant survivor, Bill has dedicated his second chance at life to volunteering tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for Be The Match®. Bill’s volunteer efforts include serving on Philadelphia’s Be The Match Walk+Run planning committee, leading “Team Tonk” the city’s largest Walk+Run team and logging nearly 330 hours as a volunteer courier transporting life-saving marrow to patients all over the country.
Bill inspires others to get involved in the Be The Match mission whenever possible. This year, Bill inspired Philadelphia Energy Solutions his employer to sponsor the Philadelphia Walk+Run.
Read more of Bill’s story and learn how you and your company can get involved.
|Help Save Patient Lives All Year - Join Our Monthly Giving Program|
|We’re excited to introduce our monthly giving program, which offers an easy, affordable way for our generous supporters to deliver cures to patients all year. In just a few minutes, you can join the program and make an even bigger impact on the lives of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, or other diseases, in need of life-saving marrow transplants. |
Your monthly gift impacts so many patients by:
Join our monthly giving program today!
|On a Mission to Change the World|
|Our volunteers mean everything to our mission and our patients. Volunteer and Team Be The Match® fundraiser Shirley Jackson has supported Be The Match® for more than 14 years, starting as a volunteer courier. Be The Match couriers transport life-saving marrow across the country and the world to transplant centers for patients in need. Shirley joined the courier program in 2002 to help others and honor the memory of her father who died from leukemia. |
“My dad died from leukemia, which was really tough,” said Shirley. “During training to be a volunteer courier, I looked out the Be The Match building window and realized that my dad’s final resting place was right across the street. That was a real motivator for me.”
Now age 71, last year was Shirley’s final year as a Be The Match courier. But this doesn’t stop her dedication to the cause. In recent months, Shirley raised money through Team Be The Match, helped Be The Match as an event day volunteer for the Be The Match Gala in Minneapolis and volunteers as a Be The Match Registry® member recruiter with a mission to “change the world.”
Read more about Shirley’s story and join her in supporting our cause.
April 18, 2013 Thursday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at
Kennesaw State University Student Center Leadership Room
We are pleased to once again partner with the Golden Key Honour Society chapter at Kennesaw State University. Our aim is to continue to raise the awareness about this profound medical advancement that is quickly becoming the leading cure for blood disorders. One of our programs is to help the bone marrow donor registration process become an every day activity to help increase the lives saved of our family and neighbors who need this procedure. Thank you to our partners Golden Key Honour Society and Be The Match. Remember you are a SWAB away from saving a life.
Bone marrow transplants were considered experimental for breast cancer patients in the 90's when Joey received his transplant. There was a beautiful lady who visited Joey in January 1997 at UCONN during his transplant. She was also a patient, a very special one because she was the first breast cancer patient at UCONN to receive a bone marrow transplant. Joey was the first pediatric leukemia autologous bone marrow transplant at UCONN in 1997. Since then we have seen thousands of lives saved from this very profound treatment. Our hope and aim is for the bone marrow donation process to be as commonplace as giving blood. Remember you are just a SWAB away from saving a life. Join us. Save a life.
March 22, 2012 Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Kennesaw
State University Student Center Conference Room 301
Thousands of patients depend on Be The Match Registry to find a donor who can give them a chance for a cure. You have the power to save a life. You are a Swab away from saving a life. Join us. Save lives.
May 1, 2012 Update: We registered 60 new bone marrow donors at this event. Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors: BJs, Dollar General, Dominos, Firestone, Goodyear, Jimmy Johns, Kaufman Tire, Krispy Kreme and Kroger.
Don't forget to stop by our Life Celebration and Fundraiser pages for the latest event news. Also drop in on the Director's Corner to hear from our Executive Director about upcoming projects that have not hit the home page.
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