Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Health, Philanthropy, Cancer

Location: 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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EIN 22-3131232
1-800-9-MARROW
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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...

NONE

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

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2 people found this review helpful

Incredible organization completely focused on helping to save the lives of individuals who have had the terrible misfortune of requiring a bone marrow transplant to survive.

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?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Having volunteered with Gift of Life for 7 years, I feel it has truly inspired me to strive to help others. Something so simple as swabbing a cheek can give hope to those who so desperately need it is vital.

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

There are no changes that I think should be made. What Gift of Life does helps so many in need who are suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases. I would only want the opportunity to encourage others to join the registry and spread the word!

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?

2013

 
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