Give the Gift of Life
Blood and bone marrow are two of the most important donations needed by children undergoing cancer treatment, and the need for blood and marrow is constant. Your donation could literally save a life. In an effort to help CHAMP is proud to have Be The Match and Vitalant on site during our event. We need donors like you to help be the cure.
Be The Match
The Be The Match Registry is the connection between patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. As the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, Be The Match helps more patients get the transplant they need. Be The Match Registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. It is the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world. Their partnerships with international and cooperative registries provide doctors with access to nearly 24.5 million potential donors and more than 622,000 cord blood units worldwide.
Vitalant is a nonprofit community blood center, providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States. We exist to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. More than 25 million people in communities throughout the United States depend on Vitalant’s generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.
You could be the difference to a child with cancer. We encourage you to visit the Be The Match and Vitalant booths during the September 17th event to learn more about how you can donate blood and bone marrow.