Registering to become a bone marrow donor is EASY! It involves filling out some forms and giving a small sample of blood.
There are several different ways you can register:
There are donor centers all over the US and the world that are set up to register people as marrow donors. Call them and find out their hours, then schedule a time to go in and register.
You can also attend a donor registration drive that has been organized at a church, community center, health fair, etc. near you.
And, if you're really ambitious and want to register other people besides yourself, you can organize your own donor registration drive at your school, company, church, etc. in conjunction with one of the donor recruitment organizations set up to do this kind of thing.
If you can't find a
listing for a donor center, recruitment organization or
registry, your local Red Cross may be able to help you.
Donor Recruitment Organizations
Contact one of the following organizations for more information, to find a donor center or registration drive near you, or to find out how to organize your own drive:
|Asian American Donor Program (AADP)
2363 Mariner Square Drive, Suite 241
Alameda, CA 94501 USA
|Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)
Casa Heiwa, 231 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA
|Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation (CLLF)
37 St. Marks Place, Suite B
New York, New York 10003 USA
|Buddhist Compassion Relief
Tzu-Chi Foundation USA (BCRTCFUSA)
1000 S. Garfield Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91801 USA
626-281-9801 marrow hotline
|National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
|Hong Kong Marrow Match Foundation
Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Coordinators: Tracy Kwan, Marven Chin
|Japan Marrow Donor Program (JMDP)
I.S. Building, 8-F
Tokyo 160, Japan
Administration: Ms. Watanabe
|Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion
Zenkoku Kotsuzui Bank
Suishin Renraku Kyogikai
Woody 21, 9/F, 23-1 Aizumi-cho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160
President: Ms. Sachiyo Kaifu
|Japanese Red Cross
Nagoya First Hospital
Division of Hematology, Dept. of Internal Medicine
3-35 Michishita-cho, Nakamura-ku
Nagoya, 453 Japan
Medical Director: Yoshihisa Kodera, M.D.
Coordinator: Asako Konishi, R.N
|Korea Organ Donor Program
(includes marrow donation)
1602 Punglim B/D
417-2 Gongdlok-Dong, Mapo-Gu,
Contact person: Ms. Seung Joo Choi
No. 703, 3rd Section, Chung Yan Rd.
Hualien, Taiwan 970
Vice Executive Director: Ms. Pi-Yu Lin
|Singapore Bone Marrow Donor Programme (SBMDP)
Contact: Mr Gerald Loong
271 Bukit Timah Road, #05-01 Balmoral Plaza, Singapore 1025.
Tel: (65)738-7311; Fax: 738-7313
Contact: Dr E. C. Ren
W.H.O. Collaborating Center for Immunology
National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260.
Tel: (65)772-3318 or 771-5049; Fax: 7775720
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