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Bone Marrow Donation
Marsh Regional Blood Center’s collection center in Kingsport serves as a registration site for the National Marrow Donor Program in cooperation with its Be The Match initiative.
How is bone marrow used?
Bone marrow and cord blood transplants are used every day to treat patients who have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening blood cancers and diseases.
For many of these patients, a bone marrow transplant might be the best and only hope of a cure.
The world’s largest marrow registry
Over the past 25 years, Be The Match has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
We work every day to save lives through bone marrow transplants.
How does the registry work?
Entering the national bone marrow registry is a simple process.
As a potential donor, you will:
- Complete brief documentation and a buccal (or mouth) swab.
- Be evaluated to determine whether you match a patient closely enough to donate marrow or cord blood.
That’s all there is to it.
Help someone in dire need. Enter the registry.
For more information about entering the National Marrow Donor Program, please contact Marsh Regional at (423) 408-7500.