Why Signing Up to be a Bone Marrow Donor Matters

Why Signing Up to be a Bone Marrow Donor Matters

Every donor that signs up increases the likelihood of a match! Factors like ethnicity and age all matter when finding a match for a patient in need of life-saving white blood cells!

Take ethnicity for one. Currently, the likelihood of finding a match for a patient in need of a transplant ranges from 29-79% depending on patient ethnic background. Because genetic traits used to determine a match are inherited, patients are most likely to match donors who share the same ethnic background.

Improving the ethnic diversity of the registry improves all patients’ odds of finding a life-saving match, regardless of their ethnic background.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫:

  1. Visit Annie’s T Cakes stand at the Grand Lake Farmers Market in the month of March to sign up in person.

  2. Text AnniesTCakes to 61474.

  3. Visit this link to sign up!