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Host a Bone Marrow Donor Drive

  • When your friend, family member, or loved one is searching for a donor, you may wonder, "What can I do?"

    By hosting a donor registration drive through Dana-Farber, you are recruiting donors for the National Marrow Donor Program's Be The Match Registry®, the largest, most diverse registry in the world.

    Dana-Farber organizes donor registration drives throughout New England at corporations, schools, churches, synagogues, community centers, festivals, hospitals, and on Dana-Farber's own Blum Resource Van.

    It is very important for donors to understand that when they register as a volunteer donor with the NMDP's Be The Match Registry®, they are agreeing to be available to any searching patient, anywhere in the world. Even if your drive is held in support of a particular patient, registered donors are asked to commit to being available for any patient searching for a match.

    There are opportunities to volunteer at donor recruitment drives as a Volunteer Recruitment Associate. This may include set up and preparation of the space for the donor drive; assisting with donor registration; greeting attendees and answering questions; and helping with event closing. Drives are held on week days, week nights and weekends.

    Learn more about becoming a bone marrow drive volunteer.

    Contact us

    If you are interested in running a marrow drive to register donors with the NMDP, please email Leigh Sullivan or call 617-632-2561.

    If you're interested in being typed for a specific patient, please contact Kashi Clinical Labs.

    Patients and families looking for information on bone marrow/stem cell transplantation should contact the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Dana-Farber.