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Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   44 reviews 3,241

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   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

I have worked with gift of life for over a year and they are such an amazing organization! Everyone at the foundation is so impressive and their dedication to the cause is inspiring!
They have implemented innovative ways to increase the size, diversity, and funding for the bone marrow registry such as Speed Swabbing and the Campus Ambassador Program, as well as increasing the PR and media attention surrounding the importance of the bone marrow registry. They also work hard to make all of their volunteers feel very appreciated and special and are there every step of the way for donors and recipients for which they facilitate transplants.
The work they do truly saves lives!
I feel so grateful to be a part of the foundation!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Gift of Life has truly changed my life, and more importantly, my view on life and how I often take my health for granted. I knew I wanted to help others, but was never exactly sure how. After applying to be a campus ambassador for Gift of Life and attending the training symposium recently in August, I discovered that this is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing - assisting those that are suffering with blood cancer and ultimately save their life. I was unsure as to what I was getting myself into, but I can assure you that it was the best decision I had ever made. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this organization, and eager to see what impact I can make on people's lives and the fight against cancer.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Gift of Life for over a year and I wouldn't change a second! From the start, Gift of Life has been more than amazing. All the staff and fellow volunteers are extremely passionate and also very kind. They are easy to get along with and have become a second family. They continue to inspire me every day. The work I have been doing (running registration drives on my college campus) has been very rewarding and I hope to continue working with Gift of Life for a long time!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This past October I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to be involved as a donor through the Gift of Life. The Gift of Life provided me with everything and more I needed before, during and after my donation. I now serve as a Campus Ambassador for them, and I am continuing to learn how amazing this organization is and how much it means to everyone who works for them. They are constantly looking for input as to how they can better their organization and truly listen. They have adopted a new and amazing opportunity, CAP, which allows them to expand the amount of swabbing, diversity of swabbing and fundraising, as well as PR and media relations. They are truly a special group of people and will not stop until blood cancers are cured and I could not be more excited and happy to be associated with them!


Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Gift of Life is a truly selfless organization dedicated to serving the needs of people around them who are affected by blood cancers and disorders. This organization is really a "whatever it takes" group of people, using creativity, fun, and heartfelt service to provide needs. By working to expand the bone marrow registry, Gift of Life is truly in the process of saving countless lives.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Gift of Life makes the possibility of a cancer-free life a reality for so many people! It is such an incredible organization dedicated to changing the lives of people with leukemia and other blood diseases. With them, people everywhere have found matches and had a second chance at life.

 
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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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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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