10 minutes and a cheek swab could save someone’s life. But how?
Join the 35,000 people who safely donated their blood–forming cells to complete strangers, and changed their lives. Find your local cheek swabbing drive and help save a life.
Registration is quick, easy and painless.
All it requires is to attend a local drive, rub the inside of your cheek with a cotton swab, and fill out some forms. You can even order a kit online!
The donation process is safe and almost pain–free.
25% of donation is by Marrow Collection from the Hip Bone. Anesthesia is used, so you do not feel the procedure. After you donate, you may be sore as if you fell onto your bottom while rollerskating. But 35,000 people have donated, without any serious health complications.
When you register, you are helping everyone who is suffering from Leukemia.
Increasing the size of the database increases the chances of anyone with a disease that requires a bone marrow transplant, which aside from Leukemia includes Lymphoma and Aplastic Anemia, among others.