What do most 3rd graders do? Play sports. Enjoy their time with friends and family. Go to school. And Emma loves it all.
Now, the reality for Emma is that she's always tired and in and out of the hospital. She's fighting aplastic anemia - her body has stopped producing enough new blood cells, leaving her exhausted and at risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. The cure is a bone marrow transplant.
Only 30 percent of people will have a related donor - a parent or sibling. For Emma, that's not an option, as she's adopted. She will need to find an unrelated donor. She's also African American, and most likely to match with someone who shares her ethnic background. That's only 7 percent of the registry. Emma needs you to register.
Step up and join the fight.
Lifesaving starts here!
Registering for the chance to save a life is exciting, but before you begin, please be sure you haven’t registered before with another donor center. Also, we ask that all registered donors be willing to donate to any patient. Lastly, please scroll down to review the two ways to donate.
Let's get started!SIGN UP
As a registered bone marrow donor, you will be on standby to save a life.
I currently reside in the United States.
I am a member of the military.
Please enter your date of birth.
Please enter your details
You are eligible!
Next step... Complete the registration process.
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Members of the military can register with The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.
Are you in overall good health?
We want to make sure that helping a patient won’t impact your health. Please review the following list of criteria. If you are not sure about a requirement, feel free to call us at 866.340.3567.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE:
- Between the ages of 18 and 55
- In good general health
- At least 4’10” and weigh more than 105 pounds, but not exceed a maximum BMI of 40.
YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER IF YOU HAVE:
- History of heart surgery or heart disease
- Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia
- Sleep apnea, breathing problems or severe asthma (daily inhalers are acceptable)
- Diabetes requiring injectable medication
- Hepatitis B or C
- Kidney or liver disease
- History of stroke, including TIA
- Chronic or severe neck, spine or back problems
- Epilepsy or other seizure within one year
- History of blood clotting or bleeding disorders
- History of head injury or multiple concussions
- Personal history of cancer (exceptions: Stage 0 or in situ melanoma, breast, bladder, cervical and cured localized skin cancer such as basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma)
If you have questions about whether your medical history would prevent you from donating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.209.6700.
ureact - host a donor drive at your school
By organizing donor drives, raising money and creating awareness, ureact leaders are aiming to expand the bone marrow registry to include a more diverse donor pool. Students hosting successful drives can earn grants at the same time knowing they are saving lives.