Donating bone marrow or blood cells is an opportunity to help save a life — and a commitment. Once you’ve joined the Be The Match Registry®, you should be readily available if we call you to donate.
Typically the donation process requires 3 to 7 days of time off from work. Many companies and organizations have established donor leave policies that provide up to 7 days of paid leave for bone marrow or blood cell donors.
Some states have laws requiring employers to provide paid donor leave.
In addition, some states provide a state income tax credit or tax deduction for donation-related expenses, such as lost wages. (All of a donor's other medical, travel and non-medical donation-related costs are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program®, which operates the Be The Match Registry, or by the patient's medical insurance.)