Blood Drives – Find a local blood drive
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.
Life Goes On – LLINOIS ORGAN/TISSUE DONOR REGISTRY
The easiest thing to recycle or pass on is ourselves. Make sure you sign your driver’s license and let your family know your intentions.
The Organ/Tissue Donor Registry is a confidential computerized database that documents a person’s wishes regarding donation. Information contained in the registry is only released to organ and tissue procurement personnel and medical examiners after all efforts to save a person’s life have failed.
First-Person Consent makes your decision to be an organ/tissue donor legally binding. Additional witnesses or family consent is no longer required; your wishes will be honored.
You may join the First-Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry by submitting the form below, by calling 1-800-210-2106 or by visiting your nearest Secretary of State facility. You may also e-mail an invite to your friends and family to join the registry too.
About Be The Match For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
At donor registry drives, we focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. This is based on medical research that shows younger donors are best for patients and provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Because of this, doctors request donors in the 18 to 44 age group over 90% of the time. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60 and want to join the bone marrow registry, you must do so online. You will be asked to make a $100 payment to cover the cost to join.
Donations of 6 – 12 inches are usually required. Check with your hair stylist.