I Don’t Need to Be A Donor

False! Each year tens of thousands of patients diagnosed with life-threatening diseases, such as leukemia or lymphoma, are in need of a bone marrow transplant yet only half receive a transplant. Most blood cancers are treatable diseases. There just aren’t enough people in the registry to save the majority of them or at least give them a fighting chance. So many people say they never thought about becoming a donor until someone they knew needed a transplant. It is important for people to realize that this is a community issue on an international scale, and that if someone you knew needed a transplant, you would want others to help them too.