What is Cheekswab?

Cheekswab is an independent initiative to spread awareness of the need for bone marrow donors within ethnic minority groups.

Cheekswab hopes to accomplish this by both presenting and contextualizing the need for donors through the content of this website, in addition to actively engaging individuals by organizing bone marrow drives within communities. Drives are organized in conjunction with the Be The Match Registry and SAMAR (South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters), an official Recruitment Center of BeTheMatch based in New York. However, Cheekswab is not officially affiliated with either organization.

Cheekswab is currently centered in New York City. The name “Cheekswab” is derived from the cotton swabs that registrants use to join the bone marrow registry. Click here to learn more about the registration process.

Cheekswab is NOT a medical entity. Please make sure to consult a medical professional before making decisions regarding your health.

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