There are many costs associated with being a marrow donor. We don't ever want a donor to feel like they can't donate due to financial reasons. That is one of the reasons we fund raise. We cover costs associated with travel, food, lost wages and child-care, just to name a few. Maybe being a donor isn't right for you but you want to help. This is a very important part of the donation process and is easy to do!
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center houses the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program and is an accredited donor center for the National Marrow Donor Program which operates the Be the Match® Registry. It is our mission to educate and register donors for the Be the Match®Registry, to promote awareness of the life-saving need for marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donations from adult donors to patients awaiting transplant, and to raise funds for donor testing, typing and recruitment in the Gulf Coast region. Every dollar raised goes towards the education and recruitment of potential marrow or stem cell donors; proactive retention efforts and community awareness events; as well as to cover unreimbursed donor-related expenses.
For general information: 713-791-6697
To host a drive: 713-791-7723