Organize a Drive
Gift of Life has been organizing bone marrow drives for over 25 years. We work with patients and their families and friends to organize community-wide campaigns, student groups on college campuses, employee drives at corporations, and other creative events including fairs, weddings, and more. By organizing a donor drive, you can give tremendous hope to thousands of patients searching every day.
Interested? Contact a member of our recruitment team today to discuss options. Gift of Life staff is equipped to train and guide you through the process to make your drive a success. E-mail email@example.com.
Why Work With Us?
- Commitment to Quality: Gift of Life has been performing HLA-AB (intermediate/high resolution) and DRB1/DQB1 (high resolution) typing for years, long before many other registries adopted such practices.
- Turnaround Time: Gift of Life’s average turnaround time for testing is based on the current workload of the laboratory. In most cases it can take an average of two to three weeks. This can be expedited in the case of patient-directed recruitment campaigns.
- Innovation: Gift of Life was the first registry in the world to utilize bloodless testing at drives with cheek swabs.
- Integrity in Leadership: The CEO is both the founder of the organization and a transplant survivor.
Over a decade ago, Gift of Life started collecting cheek swabs in lieu of blood samples at donor drives. This was a revolutionary moment in the history bone marrow donor recruitment. The innovation transformed the way donors became registered worldwide and it has been responsible for significant growth of the global registries.
Now, Gift of Life takes donor recruitment to the next level with Speed Swabbing®. Exclusive to Gift of Life, Speed Swabbing® enables recruitment groups to enroll donors without the need for up-front paperwork. Donors provide information on a secure platform via a mobile device, then swab their cheeks, Gift of Life's statistics show that donors who enroll in this way are 20 percent more likely to proceed when called as a match in the future.