Hosting A Drive

The organization must be public safety oriented, this would include police departments, sheriff departments, state police departments, CHP, prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, etc.

The organization must understand that those who sign-up at the drive will be added to the national registry and must be willing to donate to anyone in need of a transplant and not just one individual in need.

The more time that is allowed to plan and prepare for a registration drive will increase the likelihood of success.

Although marrow drives tend to be more successful when they are done for someone related to the hosting organization in need of a transplant, this is not a requirement.

Drives are more successful when the leadership within the organization is committed to the success of the drive.

Whoever will be spearheading the drive onsite should contact Cathy Stark via the OGH web site to discuss the drive. Someone from OGH will likely visit your organization (four to six weeks prior to the drive) and make a presentation to the command staff to further discuss the various aspects of a marrow drive and how to make it a success.

OGH will pay for all the expenses of registering potential donors and will provide the necessary staff for the process. We will also welcome the assistance from anyone from the host agency.