WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT STEM CELL DONATION, OR THE IDEA SCARES THEM EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULDN’T
Donating your stem cells is a relatively simple way to save another human being’s life, and yet too often those who can make a difference have never heard of it.
BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY OF DONORS IN THE WORLDWIDE DONOR DATABASE ARE WHITE
This shines light on a major issue: The worldwide donor database does not reflect the world’s population (only 11.5% of humans are white, yet more than 70% of registered donors are white).
Because patients looking for a stem cell donor often don’t have the resources to build an effective recruitment campaign
Swab The World gives them the tools and the right words to do so, and redirects donors from all over the world to the correct registry. No need for a wonky webpage now: Swab The World has it covered.
Because patients often feel isolated and DON’T HAVE A GLOBAL SUPPORT NETWORK
Swab The World offers them a platform to connect, share, love and grieve.
LET'S SHAKE THINGS UP
We've been there
One of Swab the World's co-founders is a survivor of leukemia of Asian descent. We know firsthand the pain of not finding a match because of one's ethnic background.
We know how to get the word out
Our whole team comes from the advertising industry. So if anyone knows how to get a message across, it’s us. Our straight talk, eye-catching design and media partnerships let us cut through the noise and reach our target.
We put technology in the hands of patients
Through our platform, patients can launch their own donor recruitment campaign, reach out to potential donors and redirect people from all over the world to the right registry.
We're supported by a network
We’re an independent foundation, which gives us the freedom to help real people in their quest to find a match, and to be bold in our communications. But we’ve also worked hard to earn the trust of stem cell registries, scientific experts, the media and members of the medical community, so that we can be the best advocates possible.