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Jun 11, 2024

USC graduate travels to South Florida to save leukemia patient

Donor joined registry on Birthright trip in 2018
Jun 04, 2024

Marrow donor and her overseas recipient form a close lifelong friendship

Volunteering for Gift of Life gives donor ways to share the mission with others
May 29, 2024

Survivor of three forms of blood cancer meets her marrow donor for the first time

Introduction held at private event in Los Angeles honoring the late Steven Bochco
May 21, 2024

John Carroll University freshman donates blood stem cells four months after joining the registry

Donor enjoys the beach for first time in over a decade on his "donation vacation”
May 14, 2024

Purdue University students add almost 500 new donors to the registry

Campus Ambassadors held five-day mega-drive at multiple locations
May 09, 2024

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student gives marrow to save 2-year-old girl

Donor was one of 50+ people who joined the registry at Tri Delta drive

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It takes less than 5 minutes to have your Swab Kit completed and mailed back to our lab. This will allow us to include you in the Gift of Life Marrow Registry in order to match you to a patient in need now or in the future. You have the power to save a life!

Upcoming Donor Recruitment Events

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Northwell Health at MEETH Blood Drive
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Northwell Health at MEETH Blood Drive
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
13
Jun
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Ashford, CT
14
Jun
Juneteenth Redteenth Freedom Day Cultural Festival
5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Juneteenth Redteenth Freedom Day Cultural Festival
12100 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414
15
Jun
Senior Swab @ Zuckers
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Senior Swab @ Zuckers
Brooklyn, NY
17
Jun
Senior Swab @ the Cheder
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Senior Swab @ the Cheder
Brooklyn, NY
18
Jun
Sandy Springs Juneteenth
5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Sandy Springs Juneteenth
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
19
Jun
Senior Swab @ Torah Vadaas
12:45 PM- 1:30 PM
Senior Swab @ Torah Vadaas
Brooklyn, NY
19
Jun
Heroes Fitness Donor Drive @ Cedar Park
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Heroes Fitness Donor Drive @ Cedar Park
300 Brushy Creek Road
Cedar Park, TX 78613
22
Jun
URJ Camp Eisner
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
URJ Camp Eisner
53 Brookside Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
22
Jun
One Huge Night Atlanta
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta
1775 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
24
Jun
475,364
Registered Donors
31,968
Donor Matches
5,148
Transplants Facilitated
188,057
Patient Searches
31,114
Donor Drives
47
Countries Served

Donor Circles

Donor Circles are personalized communities of donors and supporters that allow you to create fundraising campaigns, organize bone marrow donor drives, and participate in team events all while tracking your community’s direct impact on saving lives.

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Jun 12, 2024

New match in Prince Family Donor Circle

A 77 year old man battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia has found a match.
MATCHES
4220
TRANSPLANTS
609
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Campus Ambassador Program

A 9 year old boy battling Inherited Immune Systems Disorders has found a match.
MATCHES
6295
TRANSPLANTS
676
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Birthright Israel

A 5 year old boy battling Inherited Immune Systems Disorders has found a match.
MATCHES
4489
TRANSPLANTS
499
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Kayla Sandolo's Donor Circle

A 5 year old boy battling Inherited Immune Systems Disorders has found a match.
MATCHES
12
TRANSPLANTS
1
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Campus Ambassador Program

A 73 year old man battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia has found a match.
MATCHES
6295
TRANSPLANTS
676
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Birthright Israel

A 68 year old man battling Myelodysplastic Disorder has found a match.
MATCHES
4489
TRANSPLANTS
499
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Emory University CAP Program

A 15 year old girl battling Myelodysplastic Disorder has found a match.
MATCHES
84
TRANSPLANTS
4
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

A 55 year old woman battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) has found a match.
MATCHES
815
TRANSPLANTS
93
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Steps for Life Donor Circle

A 31 year old man battling Leukemia has found a match.
MATCHES
871
TRANSPLANTS
136
Jun 12, 2024

New match in Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Donor Circle

A 66 year old man battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia has found a match.
MATCHES
354
TRANSPLANTS
34

Testimonials

Getting a match puts a whole new perspective on what you’re doing. Most people spend time volunteering to help others, but when you see a direct impact of your work, like a match being found for someone who doesn’t have any other chance at survival, it shows you just how much you are helping people. It shows why this is important, and why you must continue.

Hannah Steinberg
Gift of Life Campus Ambassador, University of South Carolina

Raising needed funds to support Gift of Life, and coordinating swabbing drives to find potential donors, has become my passion. By recruiting other volunteers, I have had the opportunity to encourage hundreds of caring people to engage the best parts of themselves in helping Gift of Life fulfill its life-saving mission.

Gail Oliver
Gift of Life Volunteer since 1991

This is a good deed that anyone would do – anyone of good heart would donate bone marrow. I feel grateful for the opportunity and pray and hope my recipient has the best possible outcome.

Aleksei K.
Bone Marrow Donor

Donating showed me that I can do more than I thought I was capable of. It’s an incredible feeling to think I’ve never met my recipient, but that we share so much in common.

Rebekah H.
Stem Cell Donor

As part of an ethnic minority [with Jewish ancestry] my sample helps make the registry more representative, increasing equitability in our health care system.

Matthew E.
Stem Cell Donor

Receiving the notification that we got a match was an extremely validating experience. It showed me that the effort we are putting in is really making an impact. I am excited to keep on swabbing and keep on finding matches!

Noah Streitfeld
Gift of Life Campus Ambassador, University of Central Florida

I think if more people knew that recipients relied on close genetic matches to receive a transplant, more people would join the registry.

Adin D.
Stem Cell Donor

How could I say no? I never had a second thought. I know someone at the other end is fighting to survive cancer and needs my help.

Keaton P.
Stem Cell Donor

I want to thank CBRE because it’s very gratifying when you work with a company of 78,000 employees that they would drill down deep enough to care about one particular employee’s cause. But that isn’t why they did it, they really bought into how important this cause is.

Stephen B. Siegel
Chairman of Global Brokerage, CBRE

People think about it too much! Go swab, see what happens, maybe you’ll find out you’re a match. Go with the flow and don’t worry. Twenty minutes to donate bone marrow and you’re done – you’ve saved a life!

Carl S.
Bone Marrow Donor

It is rare for people of African ancestry to find a match, and especially hard for people of mixed race. Donating is a wonderful opportunity, this is more of a privilege than anything else. You just feel very good in about yourself that you are doing something to help somebody, so I encourage everyone to get on the registry.

Ifunanya N.
Stem Cell Donor

The Mets are proud to be a longstanding corporate partner of 15 years with Gift of Life. When the donors and recipients meet [on the ball field] the space is immediately filled with gratitude, compassion and inspiration. We appreciate the work Gift of Life does every day and we look forward to creating many more memories together.

Juliana Sabra
Manager of Community Engagement and External Affairs, New York Mets