Join the Be the Match National Bone Marrow Registry – We had an informative speaker at our last ACT I meeting, hosted by Windsor Court in Palm Springs.
Click the link below for more information, then use your Social Media presence to help spread the word. http://www.cityofhope.org/patients/departments-and-services/michael-amini-transfusion-medicine-center/blood-donor-center/national-marrow-donor-program-at-city-of-hope
In the words of our recent speaker:
There are 3 ways that a person can help Be the Match at City of Hope.
Potential donors must be between the ages of 18-44, in general good health, and willing to donate to any patient
Be an extension of us. If there were 10 of me, in a day, I would be able to reach out to more people about the importance of joining the registry and educating them about Be the Match. We are invited to so many events but can only be in so many places at once. We are always looking for someone to help us.
- Host or find places to do a drive
If you are part of a church, place of business or know an event where we can have a donor drive and register donors. We know there are so many possibilities to get people to register but our challenge is to get into places. It is hard, because people think it is laborious (all we normally need is a chair and a table) and we have a hard time getting through gatekeepers. If we have a soft introduction to a pastor at a church or HR at a place of employment and we can handle the details from there.
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.