Swab on Campus
Hold a donor recruitment drive at your high school or college campus to help add new donors to Gift of Life Marrow Registry. We have organized programs designed to help you be successful and learn useful skills.
Donor drives are a great way to give back to your community. When you get your first match from a drive and realize that someone you swabbed is donating stem cells and saving someone’s life – you will feel absolutely incredible!
Student Ambassador Program – high school students
(Formerly the Senior Swab Program)
High school students, especially juniors and seniors, are invited to participate in our Student Ambassador Program. Students will organize and run swab drives at their high school and in the community to register new donors from 18 to 35 years old who are in general good health. Gift of Life will supply everything needed to run your drive, including education about marrow donation, training in how to organize, publicize and run drives, supplies including swab kits and handouts, and community service hours for participating students.
Students who are active in the Student Ambassador Program may go on to join our Campus Ambassador Program once they are in college.
We accept applications for the Student Ambassador Program on a rolling basis.
We can visit your school with our educational programs to work with your teachers and students on topics about how marrow and stem cell transplants can cure more than 100 diseases, how matches between donors and patients are based on genetics, the transplant journey from both the donor’s and recipient’s perspectives, and how adding new donors to the registry gives hope to those awaiting transplants.
Contact Rachel Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-982-2954 to learn more about the Student Ambassador Program.
Campus Ambassador Program – college and university students
Learn. Lead. Save Lives.
Gift of Life’s Campus Ambassador Program (CAP) is one of the best on-campus college internship programs available. We have 200 interns on more than 100 campuses across the United States who run donor recruitment drives on campus, often in partnership with other campus organizations such as fraternities, sororities, sports teams, medical clubs and more. Since the pilot program in 2014, our CAPs have added more than 42,000 new donors to the registry, resulting in 588 matches for patients and an incredible 84 completed transplants.
CAPs are invited to attend a three-day symposium in Boca Raton, Florida to learn:
- How stem cell and marrow transplants can cure cancer and other diseases
- Recruiting and managing volunteers
- Leadership and teambuilding skills
- Social media and marketing tips to promote drives
- And much more!
Learn useful skills, network with your peers, and help patients who are battling blood cancer.
We accept applications for the Campus Ambassador Program in the spring for the following academic year. Mid-year applications may be submitted during December for the spring semester. Visit the Campus Ambassador website for details, www.campusambassador.org
We hope you will choose to join us for a great internship experience that will help save lives!