April 28, 2018 – The New York Mets and Gift of Life Marrow Registry have teamed up to host a first-time meeting for a bone marrow donor and their transplant recipient at Citi Field on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 prior to the Mets 7:10 pm match-up against the Atlanta Braves. After their introduction the pair will enjoy the game with both of their families.
The Mets have partnered with Gift of Life for the past 14 years to bring donors and recipients together for the first time. Regulations protect their identities for the first year after transplant.
To become a donor, the first step is joining the registry. If you are between the ages of 18 and 45 and in general good health, you are eligible to be screened. A simple swab from the inside of your cheek is all it takes to determine if you are a match. To join, order your swab kit at: www.giftoflife.org/register.
About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a public bone marrow and blood stem cell registry headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The nonprofit organization, established in 1991, facilitates transplants for children and adults suffering from life-threatening illnesses, including leukemia, lymphoma, other cancers and genetic diseases. To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visit www.giftoflife.org.
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