Blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma are the third leading cause of cancer deaths and for many patients, the only hope remains with a bone marrow transplant.
This year, nearly 14,000 patients need transplants from anonymous donors — less than half will get them.
With your help, we can change that.
Over the last two years, more than 400 dental practices have participated in this lifesaving initiative - and you can too. Contact us to learn how.Get Started Now
For dental offices that commit to the program, we train their staff and provide everything needed to successfully promote the initiative and educate dental patients about the urgent need for more bone marrow donors.
Dental patients are given the opportunity to register as potential bone marrow donors during their regularly scheduled dental visit. The registration takes just a few minutes and a quick, self-administered cheek swab — something as fast and easy as brushing.
"As healthcare professionals, we all give back to our communities. I urge all of you to implement swabbing in your office — patients are excited and eager to help for such an important cause"
- Jeffrey S. Sachs, DMD
We are collaborating with Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility arm of Henry Schein, Inc., in a program targeted to dental offices in several states. The goal is to raise awareness by educating dentists and their patients about the urgent need for more bone marrow donors, and to grow the registry by providing swab kits to register interested patients during their dental checkups.
We are grateful for our partnerships with the Michigan, New York, and Georgia dental associations and their commitment to deleting blood cancer.
Thanks to their dedication and support we celebrate each new life saved by dental patients who registered at their member offices.
If you are a state association interested in taking this initiative to your state level – we'd love to hear from you! Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.