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

There are 3 easy ways you can register:
  1. Any of LifeShare’s community blood centers
  2. At any Be The Match® registration drive
  3. Or online at join.bethematch.org/lifeshare.

For more information about Be The Match, volunteering, or hosting a Be The Match registration drive, please contact our Marrow Donor Coordinator at 318-673-1534 or email.

*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 Centers, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components 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 Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.