Texas is taking a big step forward to add more donors on the nation’s registry by passing the Texas Automobile License for Life (TALL Act). The TALL Act establishes a bone marrow donor recruitment program directed at registered drivers through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
By educating the public on the importance of marrow donation, and how to join the registry, the TALL Act will increase the likelihood that people in need of a bone marrow donor will find the match that saves their life.
Texas Patient Stories
Dorian is the last person that you’d associate with the word “cancer.” A football player, an especially avid gym-goer, a bright, young engineer—the epitome of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy future. Yet suddenly, last year, Dorian found himself sitting in a hospital room as a doctor told him he has leukemia.
Born with Sickle cell disease, Kwincy, son of Ericka Lassiter and the late NFL player Kwamie Lassiter (1969-2019), had his life-saving transplant when he was 14-years-old.
Ruby was diagnosed at just seven days old with Sickle Cell Disease. Her first admission to the hospital was at seven months old. Ruby is still waiting to find her match.
Want to learn more about the fight against blood diseases and disorders in Texas?
- Watch our Lunch and Learn, sponsored by Be The Match and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, from Mar. 23.
TALL Act in the News
- Watch an interview with Yusuf Khan, a senior at University of Houston, hoping to create a bone marrow donor recruitment program in Texas through the TALL Act.