||National Marrow Donor Program Southcentral District
|Telephone Number: ||
|Drive Name: ||In Honor Of J Mathews
|Drive Location: ||
|Address: ||University Of Kansas
1301 Jayhawk Dr
Lawrence , KS 66046
|Drive Date: ||Feb 04, 2013
|Drive Time: ||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
|Map: ||View Map
What to expect at a community event
Joining the Be The Match Registry® is easy. When you come to a donor registry drive, we will explain what it means to join the registry, help you understand your commitment, answer your questions and help you through the process.
Note: If you are between the ages of 45 and 60, you will not be able to join the registry at a community event. You must join the registry online. To achieve our mission for all patients in need of a marrow transplant to have the best outcome possible, our focus in the community is to register donors ages 18-44. Research shows that younger donors are best for patients because they provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Donors between the ages of 18 and 44 are asked to donate more than 90% of the time.
If you are between the ages of 18-44, visit any donor drive in your area where you will:
- Complete a registration form with contact information, health information and a signed agreement to join the Be The Match Registry. To help you complete the form, bring along:
- Personal identification (such as a driver's license or passport)
- Contact information for two family members or friends who would know how to reach you in the future if your contact information changes.
- Give a swab of cheek cells. We'll use the results to match you to patients.
Please also consider making a financial gift to the Be The Match Foundation. The total cost to add a new member to the registry is about $100. Your generous contribution in any amount is tax-deductible and helps make it possible for others to join.
That's it! You'll be listed on our registry where patients turn when they need a matching donor.