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About National Marrow Donor Program

National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) connects people who need a life-saving bone marrow or cord blood transplant with the doctors, donors and information they need to help them live longer and healthier lives by:

* identifying volunteer donors and cord blood units for patients,
* providing resources and education to patients and their doctors, and
* improving patient transplant outcomes through innovative science.

National Marrow Donor Program Office of Patient Advocacy (OPA) assists patients, families and health professionals by providing free one-on-one support, financial resources and transplant education. Patient information for adults and children is available in several languages and formats.

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888-999-6743 (in the United States)
612-627-8140 (outside of the United States)

About Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands was created to support family caregivers and volunteers by empowering their circles of community who are eager to help those in need.

Our mission is to provide the communication resources facilitating a world where caregivers feel empowered to ask for help, and in so doing, improve their own health and quality-of-life; volunteers can become part of the solution when family, friends, neighbors or colleagues are in need of help, and community becomes a recognized way to find meaning in both giving and receiving.

Our Story

We created Lotsa Helping Hands after witnessing four years of awe-inspiring community support and response to a family member’s serious medical crisis. Seeing how earnestly friends wanted to help, and juggling the difficulty of organizing their assistance, we designed Lotsa Helping Hands with the understanding of how to bring together a variety of social circles and what a resulting community like this would need. Lotsa Helping Hands is easy to use and requires no training for either the Coordinator who creates the community or the members who participate.

Our Commitment to Philanthropy

Because Lotsa Helping Hands was inspired by the outpouring of support during our own caregiving experiences, we have a strong commitment to giving back, ourselves. We support the nonprofit sector and align with national organizations who offer our service to their members and constituents. We donate pro bono expertise and financial resources to the nonprofit organizations we serve.

What to Do Next

Choose a coordination service that might be right for you and your circles of community. Learn more about how it works or create your own community today.

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