At MoreMarrowDonors.org our goal is to increase the number of bone marrow donors, especially among those with rare marrow types, by offering donors small scholarships, housing allowances, or gifts to charity.
We believe that the current system of matching marrow donors with people in need of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) just doesn’t work. Each year thousands of people die because no suitable match could be found.
Our idea is simple, we believe that if people could receive compensation to give marrow (like they can be for eggs or sperm) the odds of finding a true life-saver would increase dramatically. After a person registers with MoreMarrowDonors.org and proves that he or she has given bone marrow, we would give that person a small scholarship, housing allowance, or make a gift to another charity in their honor. Soon we hope to begin the registration process but in the meantime you can show your support by signing up as a Member.
Members will receive no compensation but will get the occasional update from MoreMarrowDonors.org. As a member you’ll receive notice when full registration is available.
MoreMarrowDonors.org was started by Shaka Mitchell, Akiim DeShay and Mike Hamel, who realized the great need to increase the number of people that join the national bone marrow registry, and to increase the number of people that follow through with their pledge.
MoreMarrowDonors.org is a registered California non-profit organization with IRS tax-exempt status pending.