Help save 37,000 Leukemia patients worldwide.​

Lara is of Italian, Chinese and Thai heritage. But being mixed race means that finding a matching bone marrow donor is extremely difficult. Less than 3% of donors on the worldwide bone marrow donor registry are of mixed race… and only a small portion of them are a Asian-European like Lara.
 
You can make a difference by joining a bone marrow registry. It's as easy as spitting into a test tube or using a cheek swab. If you turn out to be a match for one of the 37,000 other people around the world in need, you could save a life!

Join your national bone marrow registry

Each country has its own bone marrow donor registry but they're joined together to enable doctors for Lara and other Leukemia patients to search for potential matches around the world. Join the 25 million people around the world who have registered to give hope for the future to those with Leukemia.

United Kingdom

If you are 16-30 years old:

 1) Come to the next DONOR DRIVE to get tested  
 
THE BEST OPTION, find the drive near you on specific date and place
2) Register online and receive a test kit by post     
 
If you are 16-30 years old, you can register with the Anthony Nolan registry online, and get a test kit to give a saliva sample at home and just mail it in.
 
If you are 18-55 years old, you can register with Delete Blood Cancer online and get a home test kit.

Or, if you are 18-55 years old:

3) Register with the BBMR         
 
You can register with the British Bone Marrow Registry when you donate blood.
 
 
 
 
 

United States

 1) Register with Be the Match online             
 
You can register with the Be the Match registry online and get a test kit to do a simple cheek swab at home and mail it in.
 
 
 2) Attend a recruitment drive in your area 
 
Be the Match runs bone marrow donor recruitment drives on a regular basis around the country. Find your nearest drive and you can join the registry.
 3) Register with Delete Blood Cancer 
 
You can register as a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer.

Australia

 1) Visit an ABMDR donor centre in your area   
 
You can register with the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry at a donor centre in your area.
 
 

Canada

 1) Register with One Match online                 
 
You can register with the Canadian One Match registry online and get a test kit to get a simple cheek swab at home and just mail it in.
 
 
 

Italy

 1) Visit Associazione Donatori Midollo Osseo    
 
Vi potete registrare con l"ADMO come donatori
 
 
 

New Zealand

Singapore

 1) Visit BMDP office or sign-up on-line     
 
You can visit BMDP Singapore office or sign-up as a donor on-line
 
 1) Visit NZBS donor centre in your area     
 
You can visit your nearest NZBS donor centre or upcoming mobile
 
 
 
 
 1) Visit SPENDE BLUT office or sign-up on-line     
 
Swiss registry behind the campaign and are mobilising marrow
 
groups there to help out.
 

Thailand

 1) Visit the Thai Red Cross National Blood Center   
 
For Thailand, to register as a donor, you can visit the Thai Red Cross National Blood Center and join the Thai Stem Cell Donor Registry
Tel. +66 (0) 2 256 4300, +66 (0) 2 252 1637, +66 (0) 2 263 9600  ext. 1301,1310, 1771.
 
When you arrive at the registry, you should ask to "GET STEM CELL TESTING and JOIN THE DONOR REGISTRY". Feel free to let them know that you here because of the match4Lara campaign. The staffs at the National Blood Center will carefully explain how it all works and ask you to sign a consent form. Once this is done, you will be asked to donate blood and a sample will be taken for HLA testing. The science behind the HLA testing is very complicated and the lab work will take at least 20 days so there is no need to wait for the results. You can now go home knowing that you have just potentially saved someone's life.
 
Once the lab determines your HLA tying, the results will be automatically entered into the Donor Registry system waiting for the recipients that match. Only in the unlikely event that your HLA typing is identified as a potential match will you be contacted by the National Registry.
 
 
 

Hawaii

 1) Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.You could be THE CURE. 
 
Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide maintains a list of many national registries to help you find a cooperative registry in your country.
 
 
 

All Other Countries

 1) Find your own national registry  
 
Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide maintains a list of many national registries to help you find a cooperative registry in your country.