Make the choice. Be the cure. Discover gratitude like nothing else on earth.

We've connected more than 111,000 patients with blood stem cell donors.
Each match helps write a better future.

Discover the impact of your choice to join the donor registry.

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The Power of Diversity

Some ethnic groups have more complex tissue types than others, so a patient’s ethnic background affects how likely they are to find a match. The more people we have on the registry, the better chance someone has. You can rewrite the script for patients in need.

Here’s how you can start helping patients in need:

step 1

Register online.

Answer simple questions about your medical history to make sure you meet health guidelines.

step 2

Wait for test kit.

Receive a cheek swab kit by mail in about 1–2 weeks.

step 3

Swab cheek. Return kit.

Your sample will be tested and your genetic type will be added to the NMDP Registry.

step 4

Stay committed. Be patient.

Because of the genetic complexity of matching donors to patients, it could be several months or many years before you’re matched to a patient.

step 5

Say "yes" when asked to donate.

Patients and their families are counting on you to keep your promise to donate if needed. You could be someone’s only hope for a cure.