Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center houses Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program and is an accredited donor center for the National Marrow Donor Program which operates the Be The Match® Registry. It is our mission to educate and register donors for the Be The Match Registry, to promote awareness of the life-saving need for marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donations from adult donors to patients awaiting transplant, and to raise funds for donor testing, typing and recruitment.
Nile & Laura: A Donor-Recipient Story
Meet Laura Klubert, marrow donor and Nile Price, her recipient. When asked what it was like to save Nile’s life, Laura said, “It just hasn’t hit me in that way. It’s just, he was supposed to live. He is supposed to be everything that he was going to be one day. Devine intervention.”
A marrow transplant may be someone’s only hope for a cure. Learn how marrow donation works, the steps of a patient transplant, steps of donation, and factors that can impact the likelihood of finding a match here.