Young Mentor and young patient

About Us

Harnessing and sharing firsthand experiences from those who have been given a second chance at life with a Stem Cell Transplant.

“Save this young girl’s life and I’ll be an advocate to the cause for the rest of mine.”

That was the prayer I bartered just before my bone marrow donation several years ago. With teenage kids of my own at the time, I wrote my recipient and her parents a letter. With respect to the anonymity for how this process works and without a name, I started my letter to her with the salutation of “Dear Marrow-Mate”.

My recipient is now a vibrant young woman living life to the fullest with my transplanted and adopted immune system.  Keeping up my end of the bargain, I advocate in just about every facet of the transplantation process.  As a non-profit organization, Marrow Mates was born on the belief that the best way to encourage more people to join a registry is to share stories from altruistic donors and the patients that have been given a second chance at life as a result of a marrow/stem cell transplant. ​

Our Mission:

Sharing firsthand experiences from donors who have given and survivors who have received a second chance at life from a Stem Cell Transplant. Offering recruitment support for searching patients, and mentorship from experienced survivors to transplant recipients and their caregivers.