Join the Marrow Registry

Registering takes less than 10 minutes and requires no blood draw, needles, or surgery. In fact it’s easier than you think: it takes just four simple cotton swabs and a questionnaire form!

However, before registering, take a moment to learn more about what the bone marrow/stem cell donor process is like. You could be a miracle match and hero for someone in the registry today, tomorrow, or even many years down the line.

Once you’re informed and ready, there are several ways to register:

1. In-Person Drive

The best way is to attend an in-person bone marrow drive. There are drives all over the country! Check out these monthly calendars for a location convenient and closest to you:

If you can’t find one closest to you or live in another U.S. location, visit the National Marrow Donor Program. Just type in your zip code!

INTERNATIONAL: Visit this webpage for local registries.

2. Order a Free Home-Mail Kit

Participate in the online drive and have a free cotton swab kit sent to your address.

You can either:

  1. Register through AADP and they will send the kit out the same day they receive it
  2. Register through the NMDP:
    http://join.bethematch.org/TeamJanet

3. Visit a Dedicated Center

If you cannot attend a drive in person, you can stop by a dedicated center and register.

Asians For Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)
231 E. Third St. Suite G107
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Call (888) 236-4673 to schedule an appointment. Map/directions here.

Asian American Donor Program (AADP)
2169 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502

Call (800) 59-DONOR (36637) to schedule an appointment. Map/directions here.

Dedicated centers will:

  • Promote Helping Janet by allowing us to direct interested parties to their office to pick up a home registration test kit, and complete it in person or take it home. It takes roughly 10 minutes to fill out the form and 1-2 minutes to complete the self-test kit which consists of a cotton swab cheek test. A potential donor would only need to sit down in a lobby chair for a short time.
  • Allow your reception staff to be trained for 30-45 minutes so that they may answer questions from potential donors registering.
  • Place a flyer in your office that promotes Helping Janet and summarizes the marrow/stem cell donor registration process.
  • Collect and mail the completed self-test kits (all postage will be provided)

4. VERY IMPORTANT! - if you have ALREADY registered, please make sure your contact information is current. You can confirm your records here.

Adapted from Project Michelle