Host A drive
A donor registration drive is an organized effort to inform, educate and recruit potential bone marrow donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Norah's family is working with two organizations to help get the word out for Norah.
During a drive with Be the Match, a knowledgeable representative will come help educate people in your community or at your event about the registry, and help them complete a 6-minute online survey to request their cheek swab kit in the mail. Questions will be answered to ensure that people on the registry fully understand their commitment to donating should they be called upon. No swabbing will occur at the event.
For a drive with Gift of Life, the organization will send informational materials, swab kits, and train you to help people register with an app and swab their cheeks on the spot. Gift of Life has a long history organizing drives in the Jewish community.
Drives can be hosted anywhere - possible locations include: a synagogue, an organization, a school, a place of employment, or a house of worship. Drives are typically set for as short as 2 hours or as long as 6 hours, and can be accommodated any day of the week daytime or evening.
How to host a drive
2. Choose a location & time
Drives can be hosted anywhere at any time. Please note that you or a volunteer from the community should be available to attend.
3. Promote your drive
Let people know about the event, and encourage them to attend to register! We're happy to provide flyers to support your drive.
4. Attend the event
Meet the Be The Match representative on the day of the event. Your job is to be the connector and to invite your community to sign up to register.