HOW YOU CAN HELP
Marrow donors, and umbilical cord blood donors, help save the lives of 1,000s of patients with life-threatening illnesses.
You can help patients in need by simply spreading the word of the need for donors to your family and friends, or by getting the message directly to those most likely to be able to help with umbilical cord blood donations: expectant couples, OB-GYNs and delivery hospitals. You can also help by getting tested (a simple cheek swab) to see if you could be a marrow donor match for 1,000s of patients in need.
1. Attend the White Out for Mandi or the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale
2. Send a card or letter showing your
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3. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Mandi's high school, has a Mandi Schwartz Bursary Fund and is selling "Mandi Inspires Me" wristbands.
4. Become an umbilical cord blood donor:
- Click here to visit the U.S. National Marrow Donor Program's page with information about umbilical cord blood donation.
5. Join the bone marrow donor registry:
- Come to the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale
- Click here to visit the U.S. National Marrow Donor Program's "Be The Match" website to learn how you can request a bone marrow donor testing kit or find a bone marrow donor testing drive near you.
- Click here to visit the DKMS Americas bone marrow donor page.
- Click here to visit the Canadian Blood Services page.
- Click here for the U.S. National Marrow Donor Program’s list of International donor centers if you are not in the U.S. or Canada.
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