While National Volunteer Month shines a well-deserved spotlight on the crucial work of our dedicated volunteers – their impact is felt every day of the year.
4,915 Volunteers | 19,660 Hours
2,900+ Drives | 150,000+ Registrations
From volunteering at a drive, to lending a hand at special events, to spreading the word on social media, our volunteers are the heart and soul of Delete Blood Cancer,” explained Devshree Khachane, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator. “We couldn't do what we do without them.
In 2014, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS registered more than 150,000 potential lifesavers, held more than 2,900 drives and hosted dozens of fundraising events with the help of volunteers.
In 2014, medical student Robert Bjerregaard worked with the University of Wisconsin Medical Student Association and the UW School of Pharmacy to hold the RAN Charity Ball in memory of Adam Nickel, a UW pharmacy student who passed away suddenly in 2008.
The event raised thousands of dollars to benefit Delete Blood Cancer – an organization Adam was passionate about. 100% of the funds raised at the event went directly to registering new potential bone marrow donors.
We host thousands of donor registration drives every year and always need volunteers to help make them more successful.
• You’ll make a difference.
• You can help save lives.
• It feels amazing.
• You’ll meet great people.
• It’s fun!
"Do it! We all want to leave the world a better place, and planning a bone marrow drive is one way to touch the world in a positive way."
- Maggie, University of Minnesota-Duluth
You can help spread the word!
It's as easy as 1,2,3.
Share our volunteer stories on social media.
Share your volunteer experience! What was it like to volunteer for Delete Blood Cancer? Share on social media or email your story to us at email@example.com.
Join our Twitter chat! We'll have volunteers and staff on the chat to answer your questions and talk about lending a hand in the fight against blood cancer.
Twitter chat details:
Date: April 28, 2015
What does it feel like to volunteer?
I find volunteering to be fun and also a way to relieve stress. What I enjoy most about volunteering is interacting with people from my community. Volunteering is also a way for me to take my mind off of all other responsibilities, and be productive in a way completely separate from schoolwork.
Do you have any favorite quote or saying?
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new" - Einstein
What motivates you to volunteer?
I have always believed you should treat others the way you want to be treated -- that is a big part of my motivation. A lot have things have gone my way in life, and that's not true for many people. If someone becomes very ill, they will probably support from friends and family, but sometimes that's not enough, especially in a case where a person needs a bone marrow donation from a perfect stranger in order to survive.
How do you utilize your talents for your volunteer work?
One of my strengths is teamwork, so working with others to plan events such as the RAN Charity Ball is the type of volunteer work to which I am drawn.
Do you have any advice for other individuals interested in volunteering?
Find something that you truly enjoy, and that way your "volunteer work" turns out to be no work at all. Also, any volunteer work that keeps you coming back on a weekly or monthly basis is fantastic, as it removes the barrier of finding and coordinating new volunteer activities – unless you're looking for even more ways to help your community!
Thank you, Robert!