Alfredo, searching patient

Give the gift of hope and life

Give the gift of
hope and life

Joining together to save lives

Every 3-4 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma. For many people facing these cancers or other blood disorders like sickle cell, a cure exists—a blood stem cell transplant. But 70% of patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family. Walgreens is collaborating with NMDP to help more patients find a matching donor for a life-saving transplant. You can be an important part of the cure by joining the NMDP Registry as a potential blood stem cell donor.

Join the movement. Save a life.

Alfredo, searching patient
Alfredo, searching patient

Alfredo still needs a match

Alfredo is an amazing boy who’s been struggling with pain and gastro-intestinal issues since he was born, due to a rare genetic disorder. His only hope for a cure is a blood stem cell transplant—but it’s been 10 years and he’s still searching for his donor match.

Beth, blood stem cell donor
Beth, blood stem cell donor

Beth donated to help someone

After losing her father to COVID-19, Beth followed in his footsteps (he was already on the registry) and signed up as a potential donor. In February 2022, she received the call that she was a potential match for someone. Beth went on to donate peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and feels proud she was able to honor her father and help someone else get more time with their family.

Give now

You can start helping patients today! Your financial gift will help grow the registry, cover uninsured costs for patients, and fund critical research to help more patients in need of transplant.

Step up to save a life

Become a potential lifesaver to patients battling blood cancers or blood diseases in need of a donor.
step 1

Register online

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

step 2

Order a test kit

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

step 3

Swab cheek

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

step 4

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.

step 5


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.


At NMDPSM, we believe each of us holds the key to curing blood cancers and disorders. As a global nonprofit leader in cell therapy, NMDP creates essential connections between researchers and supporters to inspire action and accelerate innovation to find life-saving cures. With the help of blood stem cell donors from the world’s most diverse registry and our extensive network of transplant partners, physicians and caregivers, we’re expanding access to treatment so that every patient can receive their life-saving cell therapy. NMDP. Find cures. Save lives.

About Walgreens

Walgreens ( is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.