MedStar Bone Marrow Registry and Blood Drive - Results!

A HUGE THANK YOU for the MedStar and community members who came out to support the drives!  Thanks to you, we collected 20 units of blood AND registered 15 people for the DKMS Bone Marrow Registry!

Click here to see a story about the event from CBS 11

MedStar Bone Marrow Registry and Blood Drive

Friday, May 25th, 3p - 8p

MedStar is very excited to be hosting a DKMS Bone Marrow Registry and Carter Blood Care drive this Friday at our headquarters, 2900 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth.

The bone marrow registry drive will be set up in our lobby this Friday from 3p – 8p, and a blood mobile from Carter Blood Care will be in our parking lot.

Donors and/or registrants will be treated to a tour of our facility, including our on-site 9-1-1 call center.

Finding a matching bone marrow donor is difficult, only 40% of patients find a donor. This is a numbers game and only 2% of Americans are registered as potential donors.

There are two local kids anxiously awaiting a bone marrow donor for life threatening blood disorders:

  • Darian is an 8 year old boy from Mesquite who has sickle cell disease. Darian needs to find a matching bone marrow/stem cell donor in order to live pain free and finally reach his dream of ‘being a normal kid’. Sadly, Darian has two matching donors in the database but neither is available to help Darian. Here’s a fun video about Darian è

Together, we can change the odds for Hallie, Darian and the other 14,000 patients currently searching for matching donors.

Anyone in good general health and between the ages of 18-55 can register. Join MedStar to help meet this community need. Stop by and get swabbed, YOU just might be the HERO Hallie, Darian or another patient is searching for!

And, to schedule your blood donation, go to There are only 15 slots left!