WELCOME TO GUARDIAN ANGEL COUNCIL
Our mission is to educate and improve the welfare of disadvantaged populations in the community. We hope you find this website helpful with obtaining more information on how you can help save a life or two!
Be the Match Registry ® is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ®, also a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping your family member, your neighbor, your co-worker and friend get the life-saving transplant they need for survival. Every day, there are thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases hoping to get the marrow or cord blood transplant that can save their lives.
THE NEED FOR MINORITIES IN THE REGISTRY
Because tissue types are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity. Registry members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. Caucasians make up 74% of the registry. Hispanic/Latino make up 10% of registry, African American/Black make up 7%, Asian/South Asian make up 7%, Multiple Races make up 3%, American Indian/Alaska Native make up 1%, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander make up 0.1%.
This wide gap of underrepresentation is the sole reason Guardian Angel Council was established; to raise the registry counts of minorities in the Be the Match Registry ® by educating the community with the process and to show that you can have fun while doing so!
The Guardian Angel Council is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Guardian Angel Council are deductible under section 70 of the Code.
Registry Members of These Backgrounds Are Urgently Needed:
- Hispanic or Latino
- Native American
- Black or African American
- Asian, Including South Asian
- Alaskan Native
- Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander
- Multiple Race
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DONATE YOUR PLANE, CAR, RV, OR BOAT TO GAC
When you donate your used plane, car, truck, RV, boat or other vehicle to GAC, we’ll turn the proceeds into ways to increase the participation of minorities in the Be the Match Registry ®. GAC’s vehicle donation program handles all the details at no charge to you.