How to Join the Registry
Every year, thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia, and 70 other life-threatening diseases search the national Be The Match Registry to find a blood stem cell match.
The more potential donors we can add to the registry, the greater the likelihood of finding a life-saving match for a searching patient.
There are two ways you can join the registry, either online or in-person at a donor drive:
Include yourself on the registry, you may save a life.
Follow these simple steps:
- The link below will connect you to the Be The Match Registry as a new user.
- Complete the online registration form by answering some basic background and eligibility questions.
- You will receive a simple, do-it-yourself swab kit by mail. The kit includes everything you need to collect a sample of your cheek cells using 2 cotton swabs.
- After you swab and return the kit in the supplied envelope, you will be added to the Registry.
How do I use the swab kit?
Watch Jessica Tom, author, accomplished chef and winner of season 14 of Food Network Star show you how to swab.
Join in Person
You can also join in person by visiting one of The Icla da Silva foundation’s Upcoming Donor Drives. The registration process is still digital, but we will be there to answer any questions or concerns.
Signing up to join the registry is the first step to Saving A Life.
You may also visit our office where we will be happy to assist you. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
The Icla da Silva Foundation
311 West 43rd Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10036
Toll Free: 1.888-638-2870