Donation Fast Facts – Three Questions You Might Ask

Posted July 31st, 2015 by Be The Match and filed in News
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Jeff with caption1. How much time will donating take?

The time commitment for the donation process is generally 20-30 hours of your time during a four- to six-week period.
2. Will I get paid to donate? No. Donors are never paid to donate, but all donation-related expenses are covered. Some companies and even states have donor leave policies or law in place. Find out more  about your state’s policies.

3. Will donation hurt? Everyone has a different experience when it comes to feeling pain. Some donors say they felt nothing, while others reported feeling more pain. Hear directly from donors —watch these videos. 

2 Responses to “Donation Fast Facts – Three Questions You Might Ask”

  1. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury says:

    I am badly in need bone marrow to save the life of my sister who is already under treatment in “TATA MEMORIAL CANCER HOSPITAL” kolkata, India.I am seeking a kind hearted person who is kind to save a life by giving his/her marrow for the shake of huminity, specially from India (Kolkata. Is there any one ? If any one HE or SHE may contact by below phone no:+91 9062652139 or please e-mail to me directly to “”
    Thank you,
    Jahangir Alam Chowdhury

  2. admin says:

    Hi Jahangir,

    We’re so sorry to hear about your sister! In order for someone to donate to her, they need to be a similar HLA match. You can learn more about HLA matching here:

    If you would like to join the registry in order to be a potential donor for your sister and patients like her, you can do so here:

    If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-MARROW2.

    Our Best Wishes,
    Be The Match

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