Did you know that all it takes is a simple swab of your mouth to potentially save a life?
For thousands of critically ill blood cancer patients, there is a cure. And it could be you.
When John Hyland, Managing Director of Private Advisor Group and well respected financial advisor, cherished father and dear friend, beat the odds and survived AML over four years ago, he did not need a bone marrow transplant. But, when the cancer returned a few months ago, it was determined he needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.
A donor can save his life.
Here are some basic facts.
- Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many, their only hope for a cure is a marrow transplant.
- Donors never have to pay for donating or incur out-out-pocket expenses. All aspects of donation are covered—including travel expenses, meals and hotel.
- There are two methods of donation: peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and marrow. The doctor chooses the donation method that is best for the patient.
- On average, 1 in 500 registry members go on to donate.
- The average time commitment for the donation process is 20–30 hours over a four- to six-week period.
Over 70% of patients do not have a marrow donor in their family. You could be the one!
Help us save the lives of thousands of people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Our goal is to add 3,000 people to the registry. Help us get there.
Please help us honor John Hyland by joining the registry of potential bone marrow donors.
One swab can really save a life.