• BONE MARROW DONORS OFFER HOPE

    Our program was created to help United States Department of Defense members and their dependents become volunteer bone marrow donors.

    Since our inception in 1991, we have recruited more than 1 million new potential donors and coordinated more than 8,000 cellular donations.

  • In Response to COVID-19

    We have resumed programmatic activities, but continue to evolve as circumstances require. We have instituted the following changes:

    * In-person registration drives are resuming, though with social distancing and safety precautions. Contact [email protected] for info.

    * All incoming recruitment kits will be held in quarantine for 14 days before samples will be processed or tested. Please expect delays.

    * While many employees are working remotely, our staff continue to work to serve our donors and patients in need of bone marrow transplant.

  • Baby Blaize

    Why Donate Marrow?

    Your cells can save lives. Meet some of the patients who have benefited - or would benefit - from such a gift.

    Older Blaize

    The cute little tot in the boots?

    This is Blaize today. His parents wrote us: "We would not have our son here today if it were not for his donors. They gave him a second and third chance at life."

    "This is what a SURVIVOR looks like."

    Kevin donated marrow to Dianne in 2008. They formed a bond afterwards, traveling to meet for holidays and milestones. Dianne officiated at Kevin's wedding in 2014. Their families continue to write new chapters of life together.

    Marrow Recipient & Her Donor

    Lori McFate & Michael

    Lori was a single mother fighting cancer when she finally found a matching donor. Michael was her "light at the end of a VERY dark tunnel".

    Nick and his dog

    Nick still needs a matching donor

    His first transplant from a family member failed. He is in remission, but never knows if - or how long - that will last. Meanwhile, out of more than 30 million registered potential donors, he has no match.

  • Join Us

    If you meet these three criteria, you can register as a donor through our program:

    1. Age 18 - 60; 2. In general good health; 3. Affiliated with the U.S. Dept. of Defense

    (Active military & dependents; DoD civilian employees, Reservists, Coast Guard & National Guard members)

  • Keep in Touch

    If you have already registered as a bone marrow donor, then we really want to keep in touch. Please update your contact information every time you move, PCS, change names or other key data. When a patient needs a transplant, every minute counts!

  • About Donation

    Educated donors are committed donors - and is our goal. Learn more about every aspect of registration, donor-patient matching, and the two different types of donation (traditional marrow and peripheral blood stem cell).

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

    11333 Woodglen Drive, Suite 300
    Rockville, Maryland 20852-3072
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (East Coast)
    1-800-627-7693 (1-800-MARROW-3)