Gift of Life

Gift of Life: Bone Marrow Donor Registration

One of the greatest mitzvot we can do as members of the Jewish community is pikuach nefesh (saving a life). Add yourself to the Gift of Life Bone Marrow registry with just one swab of the cheek. Since tissue type is inherited, like eye or hair color, a patient’s best chance of finding a suitably matched donor lies with those of similar ethnic ancestry. Help impact the lives of patients around the world who need bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants to improve their chances of survival! In the event that a match is found, the donation process is safe, mostly non-invasive and low-pain. Penn Hillel holds a bone marrow registry drive once every 2 years, where anyone can swab their cheeks and join the registry.