Decreasing the Donor Deficit (DDD) is an interprofessional organization at UNMC which strives to add to the bone marrow donor registry through Be The Match, a registry organized by the National Marrow Donor Program.
The goal of this project is not only to increase the number of donors who join the registry from racial and ethnic minority populations, but also to educate the community about the importance of bone marrow donation and the ethnic genetic specificity that it requires. We hope that by providing the education, we can inspire more people to become involved in the “Be the Match program” so that we can help save lives and may continue to decrease the donor deficit.
Benefits of Participating in DDD
Through this program, students:
- Gain awareness concerning health disparities in the community and work to combat them
- Increase their competency about real health care issues facing the community
- Are better able to provide complete care to patients
To learn more or find out how you can participate, please contact us.