Prospective donors must be between the ages of 18-60 and in general good health. Volunteers can participate at a community recruitment drive or order a kit online on this website! Testing is simple, and involves a swab of cells from the inside of the cheeks. The donor is then entered into the registry.
If results from the confirmatory typing are a match and Infectious Disease Markers are normal, the transplant center may request a physical exam and health history evaluation. This begins with an information session, and is followed by a chest x-ray, EKG, complete blood count, blood chemistries and other lab tests.
If the donor is medically cleared based on the results of the physical exam and health history screening, the donor is scheduled for the donation. Depending on the request from the transplant center, the donation will either be bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells.
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Give someone a second chance at LIFE

By registering to be a stem cell donor, you join a national movement 220,000 strong to save lives. The OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network joins over 11 million potential donors worldwide to give hope to those facing life-threatening diseases. You have already taken the first step by showing an interest in OneMatch. Now learn how you can be someone's chance at life.

You could be someone's life-saving HERO

It's a great feeling to know that you have the power to save a life. Thankfully, you won't need to leap tall buildings in a single bound to be a super hero! Instead, you'll need a cheek swab, a kind and compassionate personality, and the dedication to be someone's hero when you receive the call someday that you are a match! Are you ready to save a life? The first step is to get swabbed!