Important Contact Information and Resources
In order to increase the numbers of minorities in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry, national recruitment groups, such as those listed below, are actively advocating on behalf of minority patients. As you are organizing a drive in your community, tap into the resources of these organizations. They can be instrumental in holding a successful registration drive.
National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
NMDP Recruitment Groups
(Sorted alphabetically by name)
Asian American Donor Program
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 265
Oakland, CA 94621
Located in Oakland, Calif. with a satellite office in New Hampshire, the Asian American Donor Program (AADP) works with the Asian/Pacific Islander community to recruit new potential donors to the Registry. AADP began its NMDP affiliation in 1991. The group primarily recruits in the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Northern California areas.
Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches
231 East Third Street, #G107
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1444
Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches began its NMDP affiliation in 1991. Also known as A3M, this group is based in Los Angeles, Calif. They primarily work with the Asian/Pacific Islander community. The group recruits in the Southern California area.
Because I Care
P. O. Box 6525
Longview, TX 75608
Because I Care started recruiting donors to join the NMDP Registry in 1992 and currently focuses on the African American community. The group educates and recruits throughout the state of Texas and is based in Longview, Texas.
Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation, Inc.
16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10D
New York, NY 10001-3808
The Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation works primarily with the Asian/Pacific Islander community and is based in New York City. The Foundation began its NMDP recruitment work in 1993. This group recruits in the New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc.
Goldwater Memorial Hospital
1 Main Street, Room EC-9
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
The Icla da Silva Foundation began working with the Hispanic/Latino community in 1995. It is based in New York City and recruits in the New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Florida areas.
Kids Beating Cancer, Inc.
4448 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Based in Orlando, Florida, Kids Beating Cancer works with the African American and Hispanic communities. This recruitment group began its NMDP recruitment work in 1995 and recruits throughout the state of Florida.
Link to Life Network, Inc.
107-36 135th Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11419-3218
The Link to Life Network began its NMDP recruitment work in 1994. The group works with the African American community. The group is based in Richmond, New York and recruits throughout the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware areas.
Maine Leukemia Foundation
P. O. Box 56
North Monmouth, ME 04259
Located in North Monmouth, Maine, the Maine Leukemia Foundation works with the American Indian/Alaska Native community. Approved as an NMDP recruiter in 1996, the group recruits in the Maine and New Hampshire areas.
South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters, Inc. (SAMAR)
55-13 96th Street
Flushing, NY 11368
SAMAR works with Asian/Pacific Islanders and is based in Rego Park, New York. SAMAR began recruiting for the NMDP in 1995. The group recruits in the New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware areas.