THE NEED FOR DONORS
On any given day, more than 6,000 men, women and children are searching the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry for a life-saving donor like you. These patients have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases that can be treated by a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. For many of these patients, a transplant may be the best and only hope of a cure. We work to provide hope and deliver a cure to all patients in need. With your support, more patients can access the treatment they so desperately need.
FIND A MATCH
The basics for a successful transplant, the tissue type of a bone marrow donor or a cord blood unit needs to match the patient’s as closely as possible. Special testing determines whether a patient and bone marrow donor or cord blood unit is a good match. The closer the match, the more likely that you will be able to help a person in need.
RACE AND ETHINICITY MATTERS
Race and ethnicity matter in tissue matches because tissue types are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their race or ethnicity. Adding more donors and cord blood units from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the NMDP Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need. Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are urgently needed as a bone marrow donor or cord blood donor:
- Black and African Americans
- American Indian and Alaska Native
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
- Hispanic and Latino
- Multiple race
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Join the bone marrow donor Registry and give hope to patients everywhere. Every day thousands of patients who need a life-saving transplant search for a donor. You could be the one to save a life. Join the Donor Registry.
Join the bone marrow donor Registry and give hope to patients everywhere. When you become a bone marrow donor, you join the global movement of more than 10 million donors who stand ready to give someone a future. Even with millions on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry, there are many patients waiting and hoping, unable to find a matching donor. You could be the one a patient needs.
DELTA EPSILON PSI AND NATIONAL BONE MARROW
Our fraternity is not only committed to continuing National Marrow Donor Program awareness but also to providing to the national marrow donor program. In our history, Delta Epsilon Psi has registered over 500 individuals to the program. Our chapters and colonies host various events during our philanthropy weeks as well as throughout various points in the semester that not only raise awareness but allow those interested in registering.
For more information on how you can help please visit www.marrow.org.