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Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many patients, a marrow transplant is the only life-saving treatment—their only chance for a cure. And nearly 70 percent of patients do not have a match within their own family.

LifeSource has partnered with Be the Match®, the largest registry of potential marrow donors, to reach more patients in need.

Join the Registry

Joining the registry is simple. It involves providing a cheek swab, completing a consent form and making a commitment to patients in need. You can easily sign up at one of our community donor centers. Contact one of our bone marrow managers to schedule a time to join.

Melissa Williams Anna Michalczyk
mwilliams@itxm.org amichalczyk@itxm.org
847.260.2713 847.260.2716

To join in person, you need to:

—  Be between the ages of 18 and 44

—  Be willing to donate to any patient in need

—  Meet the health guidelines

Host a Drive

You can host a blood drive, a bone marrow registry drive or both together at your workplace, community center, place of worship or college. By hosting a drive, you’re bringing someone closer to a better tomorrow!  To learn more, email Melissa Williams at mwilliams@itxm.org. Let her know you’d like more information about hosting a drive.

Learn more about bone marrow and what it’s like to be a bone marrow donor.

Learn more about blood donation.

 

Interested in meeting a few people who have either received a bone marrow transplant or donated bone marrow? Check out these four amazing stories!

 

Sophia Trujillo, 7, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2014. She recently underwent a clinical procedure at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland in which stem cells from her mother were combined with donor cells after finding a bone marrow donor proved unsuccessful because of her racial makeup.

Sophia Trujillo, 7, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2014. She recently underwent a procedure in which stem cells from her mother were combined with donor cells after finding a bone marrow donor proved unsuccessful because of her racial makeup. Read her story HERE

Lauren Hale, 28, donated bone marrow to help save the life of a 3-year-old boy from Spain. She signed up to join the bone marrow registry after attending a LifeSource blood drive at her work in Chicago. Read her story HERE

Lauren Hale, 28, donated bone marrow to help save the life of a 3-year-old boy from Spain. She signed up to join the bone marrow registry after attending a LifeSource blood drive at her work in Chicago. Read her story HERE

Peter Mui, a pharmacy manager at Northshore University HealthSystem in Highland Park, decided to join the registry in 2001 and 15 years later ended up being the perfect fit for a priest in Singapore battling leukemia.

Peter Mui, a pharmacy manager at Northshore University HealthSystem in Highland Park, decided to join the registry in 2001 and 15 years later ended up being the perfect fit for a priest in Singapore battling leukemia. Read his story HERE

Carter Bailey is a 20-year-old Barrington resident who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2014. Now in remission, Carter underwent a successful bone marrow transplant two years ago.

Carter Bailey is a 20-year-old Barrington resident who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2014. Now in remission, Carter underwent a successful bone marrow transplant two years ago. Read his story HERE

Jason Carpenter, a journalist from Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007. He decided to document his battle with cancer on YouTube and his videos have received more than 500,000 views from people all over the world.

Jason Carpenter, a journalist from Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007. He decided to document his battle with cancer on YouTube and his videos have received more than 500,000 views from people all over the world. Read his story HERE