Did you know that dentists can promote bone marrow matching in their practice?

In 2012, the ADA House of Delegates passed a resolution to highlight the importance of bone marrow matching programs.

Today, dentists can get bone marrow matching kits where all a dentist has to do is swab a family’s cheeks and send the swabs to a registry. 

However, a dental or medical professional is not necessary to perform the test, so if we don’t want to cut into our practice time, we can (at the least) inform our patients about these kits and the national bone marrow registries. 

Two national bone marrow registries are:

  1. The National Donor Program
  2. The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation