What We Do

How We Save Lives


Project Life Movement’s mission is to save lives and cure diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease by growing the number of potential bone marrow and stem cell donors on the global registry.


How do we save lives? Well, by inviting young, healthy college students to join our movement & registry.

We focus on college students of all races and ethnicities, a smart model for growing the registry to save more lives.

Why college students? Well, because these individuals are not only typically young and healthy but also represent a diverse population.

How can a college student join the registry? Well, the great new is, it only requires a simply cheek swab. That’s it!


More than 20,000 patients need a bone marrow transplant each year, however, less than half actually receive a “match.” The ethnic group that is most underrepresented on the registry are minorities. Our goal is to change that.



Our goal is to provide hope to those who are looking for a light at the end of a tunnel. Our quest is to sign up as many healthy people as possible on the global stem cell & bone marrow registry. All it takes to register to become a donor is a simple cheek swab. Yes, it’s that easy!

5 Steps to Save a Life

Join the Registry

Join the global stem cell & bone marrow registry with a simple cheek swab. Only about 1 in 1,000 registrants will be called with a potential match.

Blood Test Confirmation

If you are called as a potential match for a patient, you will be asked to undergo a simple blood test to confirm.

Physical Exam

If the blood test confirms the match, you will be asked to complete a physical exam to ensure that you're in good health and able to donate.

The Donation

You will donate either peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow.

The Transplant

Your donation is given to the patient in need. Congratulations! You helped give the gift of life.


"I was told the summer after my college graduation that I had been matched with a 6 month old baby boy in need of a bone marrow transplant. I felt ecstatic and also blessed to have this special opportunity to save a life. And in the summer of 2019, I attended his wedding."

 - Steve, Davidson College

"Do it! I know that for many people the idea of donating bone marrow may be a bit daunting... While the odds of being matched are fairly low, the possibility of having a profound impact on someone's life makes taking the time to join the registry completely worth it."

- Bryce, Syracuse University

"I chose to donate because a couple of needles and a few hours of my time are nothing compared with having the power to save someone's life. No one is too busy to take the time to give someone and their family a life-saving chance."

- Guille, Denison University

"You guys can help. It's never been easier to get on the bone marrow registry list than now to save a life... we appreciate what you guys can do. Feel free to spread the word. The more people we can get on the list, the better it is, so thank you."

- Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panther

"I joined the register in 2009 on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. In the summer of 2018, I received a call that I was a match. Of course, I said yes I would donate because if you agree to join the registry then you must follow through and do it. You’re possibly giving someone extra time to be with their loved ones. The process was very easy – I was back to work the next day."

- Dr. Antonia Mead, Department Chair,
Health & Human Performance, Johnson C. Smith University

Why It's So Important


"We lost our daughter, Kelsea, in 2017 because we were unable to obtain a 'match' for her, but perhaps, one day through a collective effort, many lives will be saved.

Most of us don't realize we possess a phenomenal gift that could save a life. We can't produce it on our own for it is a gift that only God gives. Project Life Movement encourages us to share that gift to preserve another's life, and we are proud to partner on such an important mission."

- Cynthia Randolph, mother of Kelsea Randolph (pictured)