After transplant, many survivors and family members choose to celebrate their second chance at life by helping others. If you would like to pay it forward here are some ways you can help.
Mentor a New Patient or Caregiver
Often, patients starting the transplant process find it very helpful to talk with someone who has been through the procedure. BMT InfoNet's Caring Connections program links:
- patients about to go through transplant
- bone marrow and stem cell donors
with others who understand their concerns and can provide emotional support.
If you would like to become a Caring Connections volunteer complete this online application. A BMT staff person will phone you to welcome you to the program and discuss with you how to be a good mentor.
Make a Donation
The services BMT InfoNet provides are funded largely by generous contributions from donors. You can make a donation to BMT in several ways:
- hold a fundraiser to benefit BMT InfoNet
- make a personal contribution to support our work
- ask your employer if there is a matching gift program you can enroll in that will generate donations for BMT InfoNet
- name BMT InfoNet as a beneficiary in your will
- suggest a contribution to BMT InfoNet in lieu of gifts on memorable occasions like birthdays, holidays, etc.
Your contribution will help thousands of transplant patients each year, and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Volunteer Your Skills
BMT InfoNet always needs volunteers to help with a variety of office needs. We also rely on people with special skills to help us serve transplant patients.
Some skills you might have that can help patients include:
- professional photography
- writing skills
- artistic skills
If you live in an area where we sponsor an event, such as our Celebrating a Second Chance at Life Survivorship Symposium, there are lots of volunteer opportunities available at each event.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a BMT InfoNet volunteer and tell us a bit about you.