Leukemia is a random killer. It can strike any one of us at any time. But for many, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. In fact, one in 200 Americans will receive such a transplant in their lifetime.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Gift of Life is one of North America’s public bone marrow, blood stem cell and umbilical cord blood registries. Through its life-saving work, Gift of Life is a world leader facilitating transplants for children and adults suffering from many life-threatening diseases, among them leukemia and lymphoma.
When Jay Feinberg was diagnosed with leukemia and told he would need a bone marrow transplant to survive, he had no idea that his personal journey would result in the establishment of a grass roots organization that would later save the lives of hundreds of patients in need. But that’s precisely what happened.
The organization is as vibrant and dynamic today as the day it was founded. Gift of Life is always at the forefront, developing new ways to recruit donors as part of its portfolio of registry services. The use of cheek swabs at drives in the early 2000s paved the way for much of the world. Speed Swabbing® now enables donors to get swabbed quickly and easily, while ensuring that donors are deeply committed.
To learn more about Gift of Life, visit their official website.