Give the Gift of Life

You Can Help Save a Life!

Because I Care (BIC) is a volunteer recruitment group, based in Longview, TX, which supports the BE THE MATCH Registry for marrow donors. We conduct recruitment drives at health fairs, businesses, churches, medical facilities, schools, and colleges in northeast Texas. Since 1990, BIC has added more than 26,000 potential donors to the BE THE MATCH Registry. Dozens of those recruits have become donors,offering the "Gift of Life" to patients in need of life saving transplants.

 

Get involved!

Please contact us if you’d like information on:

Hosting a drive at your business, place of worship, or service organization
When you can be tissue typed for the Be The Match Registry
Becoming a BIC volunteer

Check out our Upcoming Recruitment Drives to see when and where you can donate.



 

Listen to John Secord singing "Because I Care" - a song he wrote especially for the organization.

Upcoming Drives

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Marshall, TX

THURSDAY, APRIL 27
Gladewater High School
Gladewater

THURSDAY, MAY 16
Pine Tree High School
Longview

At the National Marrow Donor Council Meeting in Minneapolis on Nov. 5, 2015, Anita Quinn & Because I Care received a Partnership Award for 25 years of recruiting potential donors. BIC has put over 24,000 potential donors for the Be The Match Registry since January 1990. In an effort to find a donor for her son Brian, Anita helped start, Because I Care, a volunteer recruitment group.