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Patients depend on all of us

NMDP is a community of donors, volunteers, health care professionals and researchers helping patients get the life-saving treatments they need.

As a global leader in cellular therapy, NMDP has been connecting donors and patients since 1987.

stethoscope iconEvery 3-4 minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

people icon70% of patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family.

heart icon75+ diseases can be cured or treated from blood stem cells.

Join the donor registry

Help us find matches for patients like Cayden

Cayden in a hospital bed

At only 8 years old, Cayden has already beaten leukemia once—but a relapse nine months later means he's fighting for his life again. Your cells could be the cure that keeps him smiling, laughing and cancer-free... once and for all.

Step up to save a life

Become a potential lifesaver to patients around the globe battling blood cancers or blood diseases in need of a donor.

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Register online

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

Join the donor registry

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Order a test kit

Receive a free cheek swab kit by mail in about 3-7 business days.

Watch how to unbox a test kit

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Swab cheek

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

Watch how to swab your cheek

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Get matched

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.

Learn how matching works

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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.

Learn about the donation process

Ready to join the donor registry?

Order your free swab kit today! Join the NMDP Registry. You could save a life.

Join the donor registry