We, as people of color, have the power and ability to increase our prospects of receiving life saving blood tissues when faced with a medical emergency. As African Americans, we rank the lowest ethnically, as donors in the national marrow registry. In order to receive the necessary stem cells or marrow to treat sickle cell anemia, leukemia or another blood disorder, a person must be matched with a compatible donor from his or her ancestry. Ironically, siblings are not matches. Join us as we bring awareness to this critical shortage affecting people of color.
Please take time to review the information below to learn about the “Be The Match” national marrow donor program. The next steps are even more important. If you’re eligible, please seriously consider signing up to be a donor. Young adults between the ages of 18 to 40 are the only ones who are eligible to be donors. If you’re not eligible, share this information with someone who is. In 90% of the cases, donating is like giving blood so don’t believe the myths that it’s a painful experience. MOBC kicked off its Be The Match drive on October 29th. Learn more about Be The Match! Check out the information below to learn how you can support today!