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The Icla da Silva Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 18 people are interested

The COVID-19 crisis forced the postponement/cancellation of hundreds of potential marrow donor recruitment events across the country in 2020. That is bad news for men, women and children who are currently fighting blood illnesses, such as leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell disease, who haven't found their match for a lifesaving transplant.

But we can help give patients and their families hope by advocating for them and encouraging people to sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program. You would be using your smart phone or tablet to reach out to people and walk them through the process of signing up as potential donors. You would also be networking with other local organizations and helping to organize live marrow donor recruitment drives. We need people who are organized and passionate about making a difference. Someone you encourage to sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program could go on to save a life!

The need is especially critical for people of color to volunteer. We need a lot of help. High school students, college students or seniors would be great fits.

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About The Icla da Silva Foundation


311 W43rd Street 12th Floor, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Icla da Silva Foundation is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors and by providing support services to children and adults with leukemia and other diseases treatable by marrow transplants.


The Icla da Silva Foundation was established in June of 1992, as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS Code.

The organization honors the life of a thirteen-year-old Brazilian girl who passed away after bravely fighting leukemia and despite all her family, friends and neighbors efforts in finding her a matching donor.

Icla's last wishes, enthusiasm and everlasting hope deeply inspire the Icla da Silva Foundation's programs and activities. In the last 20 years the Foundation has grown to become one of the largest recruitment organization for the National Marrow Donor Program

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One Pace PlazaNew York, NY 10038



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • You can make a difference by committing to volunteering at least one hour per week, either from home or on site at a marrow drive.
  • We need community organizers and people interested in social media, storytelling, public speaking, and marketing.

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