An ongoing commitment
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been a committed National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) partner since 1997. To date, more than 40,000 USPS employees have joined our Be The Match Registry® , which is operated by the NMDP.
Creating a partnership
Realizing the importance of bringing more diverse donors to our registry, USPS partnered with us to conduct workplace donor recruitment campaigns around the country. They organized district campaign coordinators who work with our regional and local recruitment staff to hold donor registry drives at postal facilities across the country each year.
The USPS has the largest and most diverse civilian workforce in the country. Almost 60% of USPS employees on the Be The Match Registry are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. And racial and ethnic heritage play a vital role in matching patients and donors because a patient is more likely to match someone from their own race or ethnicity. The commitment of the USPS to help diversify our registry has increased the likelihood that all patients will find a life-saving match.
And so far, more than 65 patients have found their match among the USPS employees who joined our registry. Patients like Alice (pictured with her donor) a single mother of a teenage daughter, whose donor, Jerry, joined the registry through the USPS donor recruitment drive.
Create opportunities. Save lives.
Jerry was there for Alice because his employer gave him the opportunity to join our registry. Your business or organization can create opportunities for your members, too.
Partnering with us allows your organization to demonstrate your commitment to diversity and medical access in the global community — Get involved!