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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wiley College Health Fair
211 Wiley Ave.
Marshall, TX 75670
Contact: Stephanie Cancel
347-693-0442
smcancel@wileyc.edu

TUESDAY, MARCH 19
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spring Fling
Panola College
920 W. Panola
Carthage, TX 75633
Contact: Jody Harris
903-693-2011
jharris@panola.edu

TUESDAY, MARCH 19
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Northeast TX Community College
Student Union Bldg.
2886 FM 1735
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Contact: Rico Willis
903-434-8100
rwillis@ntcc.edu

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ETBU Student Center
2901 N. Grove
Marshall, TX 75670
Contact: Blair Prevost
903-923-2364
bprevost@etbu.edu

MONDAY, MARCH 25
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
UT-Tyler
WT Brookshire Hall, Atrium
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

TUESDAY, APRIL 9
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

White Oak High School
211 S. White Oak Rd.
White Oak, TX 75693
Contact: Donna Jennings
903-291-2002
jenningsd@woisd.net

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.