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Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   38 reviews 3,153

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Philanthropy, Cancer

Address:

800 Yamato Road Suite 101 Boca Raton FL 33431 USA

Mission:

Gift of Life cures blood cancer through marrow donation by striving to find a match for every patient in need, whenever they need one.

Results:

Up to the minute vital statistics on Gift of Life's accomplishments can be found here: http://www.giftoflife.org/Pages/Facts-and-Figures.aspx .

Target demographics:

Patients of All Ages, Recruiting donors age 18-45

Geographic areas served:

Throughout the United States

Programs:

Registration drives are conducted to tissue type volunteer bone marrow donors and enroll them into the public registry. This is performed as a community service without charge to the donors. Gift of Life serves as a liaison between the donor, collection center and transplant center, providing case management services including all logistics involved in donor confirmatory testing, workup, harvest and follow-up.

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1-800-9-MARROW
http://www.giftoflife.org

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Reviews for Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am truly honored to be working at Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. It’s such a great organization and I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to work with such wonderful staff and volunteers. It’s also very rewarding knowing how important each and every person’s role at Gift of Life really is, as we’re all helping give critically ill patients a second chance at life! I always encourage friends and family to join the registry and spread awareness about bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

There are so many great ways to get involved as Gift of Life hosts many bone marrow drives and events all over the United States and in Israel. My most memorable moment with Gift of Life is the day my husband, John Engler and I attended the annual Walk for Life in Boca Raton, FL. I encouraged John to join the registry and complete a cheek swab. A couple of years later, John received a phone call that he was a match for a patient in need of a stem cell transplant. John and I were absolutely ecstatic and of course he said "YES!" to donating his stem cells. All it takes is a simple cheek swab to save someone’s life!

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1 person found this review helpful

Gift of Life is a remarkable organization dedicated to caring for those who have Leukemia, Lymphoma, and other blood related diseases.

I am so proud to be working for an organization that can give people a second chance at life.

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1 person found this review helpful

Gift of Life is an amazing organization that saves the lives of critically ill patients with life-threatening illnesses. As a member of the 'Gift of Life family', there is nothing more rewarding than knowing that I am helping to give patients a second chance at life! I would like to encourage others to partner with and support Gift of Life. You, too, will feel rewarded and will truly be inspired by their life-saving work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am blessed to be a part of Gift of Life and I really enjoy working here since we are helping to save the lives of hundreds of patients in need. Gift of life is a wonderful organization and this is the only bone marrow registry in the world founded and directed by a transplant recipient. This non profit foundation is well organized and continuously working with leukemia patients and their families in their difficult time to find a match and save the life.

I am honored to be a part of Gift of life's life saving mission.

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2 people found this review helpful

Gift of Life is an incredible organization that saves lives. Everyone at the Organization works incredibly hard to make its vision - A match. Anytime. Anywhere. For anyone - a reality. Bone marrow drives are run all across the country to educate and recruit eligible donors to join the registry. Fundraisers, such as the Walk for Life and Partners for Life Gala, are held to raise money to offset the costs associated with testing new donors. Volunteers devote their time to raise awareness about the importance of the cause. I feel very lucky to be involved with Gift of Life and look forward to one day seeing its vision a reality.

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3 people found this review helpful

Over 20 years ago I went to Belarus to help a friend look for his genetic needle in a haystack. I was not successful in my efforts. But thankfully, through others efforts, Jay found his match. Today over 1900 other human beings have had a second chance at life due to his and his families selflessness. No better example shows willingness to help others and make the world a better place. A privilege to be involved.

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4 people found this review helpful

Gift of Life is a wonderful organization. There are many ways to be able to become involved. You can join the registry to become a bone marrow or stem cell donor. You can financially donate. You are also able to become involved by volunteering in many different ways. One of my most favorite ways to become involved is to participate in their annual Walk for Life here in Boca Raton, FL. They also have walks that are being held in more and more locations throughout the US, so be sure to check this out.

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3 people found this review helpful

Saved my life!!! I'm a transplant recipient and my donor was from Gift of Life!!!

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2 people found this review helpful

Gift of Life has changed many, many lives for the better - including my own. I had the honor of donating my bone marrow to a 4 year-old boy suffering from leukemia. Today, he is a 12 years old and completely cancer-free. We see each other often and I have seen him grow up into an extraordinary young man. In the meantime, I have seen countless other similar stories. I am proud to be a member of the Gift of Life family and wish others could experience the same feeling.

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2 people found this review helpful

I was a courier for Gift of Life and did extensive travel delivering marrow. I saw the way that the Gift of Life staff worked with the donors and the amount of time they put in to make sure the product transfer was done correctly. I saw firsthand how the staff at Gift of Life made sure the donors were accommodated for all their needs and that the end result hopefully would be a positive reaction to what I was delivering. I think that anyone requiring the services of Gift of Life would be more than happy with the staff the service and the way they accommodate everyone to ensure a smooth experience.

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Jay F. (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your service to the organization and helping to save lives!