Marsh Regional Blood Center’s Kingsport collection center serves as a registration site for the National Marrow Donor Program in cooperation with Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP).
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match® has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Entry into the national bone marrow registry is a simple process, involving the completion of brief documentation and a buccal – or mouth – swab. Potential donors may then need to be evaluated to determine whether they match a patient closely enough to donate marrow or cord blood.
Bone marrow and cord blood transplants are used every day to treat patients who have leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases. For many of these patients, a transplant may be the best and only hope of a cure.
For more information about entering the National Marrow Donor Program®, please contact Marsh Regional at (423) 408-7500.