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25 Years of Saving LivesOur mission is to educate the community regarding the under-representation of minorities in the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We hope you find this website helpful with obtaining more information on how you can help save a life or two!

Be the Match Registry ® is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ®, also a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping your family member, your neighbor, your co-worker and friend get the life-saving transplant they need for survival. Every day, there are thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases hoping to get the marrow or cord blood transplant that can save their lives.

 

THE NEED FOR MINORITIES IN THE REGISTRY

Because tissue types are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity. Registry members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. Caucasians make up 74% of the registry. Hispanic/Latino make up 10% of registry, African American/Black make up 7%, Asian/South Asian make up 7%, Multiple Races make up 3%, American Indian/Alaska Native make up 1%, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander make up 0.1%.

Registry Members of These Backgrounds Are Urgently Needed:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native American
  • Black or African American
  • Asian, Including South Asian
  • Alaskan Native
  • Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander
  • Multiple Race

This wide gap of underrepresentation is the sole reason Guardian Angel Council was established; to raise the registry counts of minorities in the Be the Match Registry ® by educating the community with the process and to show that you can have fun while doing so!

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How you can save a life or two
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Do Something BIG - Donate Bone Marrow

HOW YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE, OR TWO

All across America, there are thousands of family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors that have blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia and other life-threatening diseases.

As the registry grows, the chance of survival for someone in need increases. By registering to be a donor, you have the possiblity of saving a life or two!

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GET INVOLVED & HAVE FUN TOO!

While having the possibility of saving a life, why not make it fun? For the 2015 calendar year, Guardian Angel Council has partnered with ThrillSeekers 5K Stunt Run!

This 5K Obstacle Course is the first Stunt Run of its kind designed by Hollywood stunt producers in a safe, family friendly environment. Go grab a team, get your family and friends, and sign up for the Stunt Run!

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MYTHS ABOUT BONE MARROW DONATION

The greatest myth about bone marrow donation is that it is extremely paintful and heavy with side effects. This myth prevents many potential matches to be even tested.

The truth is simple, Bone Marrow Donation is SAFE. The most common form of donation is through Preipheral Blood Stem Cell - a non-surgical procedure that puts you back to your normal routine in 1 to 2 days!

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Donate Your Used Plane, Auto, RV, or Boat to Guardian Angel Council

DONATE YOUR PLANE, CAR, RV, OR BOAT TO GAC

When you donate your used plane, car, truck, RV, boat or other vehicle to GAC, we'll turn the proceeds into ways to increase the participation of minorities in the Be the Match Registry ®. GAC's vehicle donation program handles all the details at no charge to you.

Simply call our office at (480) 306-5207, email us at donate@gacouncil.org or complete our online form by clicking here.

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