Be The Match, formerly the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry, maintains a national database of more than 9 million prospective volunteer donors of bone marrow or umbilical-cord blood, and facilitates more than 5,200 transplants each year. Despite Be The Match's expansive registry, many patients in need of transplants still haven't found matching donors.
For a successful bone-marrow or cord-blood transplant, inherited genetic markers must be a close match, so patients are more likely to find a match in someone of the same race or ethnicity. In order to add new potential donors to the registry and increase the likelihood that patients in need will find a match, Be The Match requires financial contributions to cover the costs of registration kits.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Be The Match add potential donors to the bone-marrow registry list. If G-Team members raise $350, then Be The Match can add 10 potential donors to the bone-marrow registry. Each additional $35 raised will fund the addition of another donor to the registry.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100 percent off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.