marrow donation registry




LifeShare Blood Centers is a partner of the National Marrow Donor Program, Be The Match®

For some patients battling blood/bone cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, or blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, a stem cell or marrow transplant is their only option for treatment. Before a transplant can take place, a patient must have a matching donor. Patients have a greater chance finding a match from a sibling; however, 70% do not have a matching family member and rely on a stranger to be their CURE!

Registration only takes about 10 minutes and involves filling out a donor consent form and swabbing the four corners of the mouth with a cotton swab.

Donors MUST be:
  • Between the ages of 18-44*
  • In good general health
  • Willing to donate to ANYONE
For full registry guidelines, visit the Be The Match website to find more information on joining the registry including weight requirements and disqualifying conditions. 

Registration is easy! Just go to join.bethematch.org/lifeshare. Once registered, you will be sent a swab kit to complete and mail into Be The Match.

For more information about Be The Match, volunteering, or hosting a Be The Match registration drive, please contact our Director of Center Operations at (318) 673-1469.

If you are unable to join the registry, please consider helping by becoming a volunteer or by donating financially to support the continued mission of saving lives in our community.

*Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group over 90% of the time, because transplants from this age range typically have better outcomes for the patient. If you are between the ages of 45-60, you are welcome register online, but will be required to make a $100 payment to cover the cost to join the registry.

          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and accredited by AABB. LifeShare Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.