Join the Registry
Joining the Be The Match Registry® is fast, easy and painless. Anyone age 18-44 who is willing to donate to any patient in need and meets the health guidelines can join. Would-be donors simply complete a short health history and consent form and a sample of cells is collected through a cheek swab for initial testing. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60 you may join online with a $100 tax-deductible contribution.
Join the registry at any Colorado Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) drive, any Bonfils community donor center or online.
If you are a potential match, CMDP will contact you to undergo further testing to determine if you are a true match. If it is determined that you are a true match, you will undergo a physical examination.
You will be asked to donate cells through one of two ways - a donation of marrow or a Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donation. You recover quickly from either procedure and your cells are naturally replenished within a few weeks. You will remain on the national registry until the age of 61. Donors are encouraged to keep their contact information current by contacting CMDP.
Donors who are unable to join the registry can help patients in other ways such as making a financial contribution to help offset the cost of adding new potential donors to the Be The Match Registry®.