Carl "Chip" Stam

Since the spring of 2007 I have been battling an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The support that has come our way (from family, friends, and strangers) has been a terrific display of God's love and care for us. I have been journaling this experience at CaringBridge.org.

We are blessed - and so hopeful for a full recovery. But it has come down to this: WE MUST FIND A STEM CELL MATCH for a transplant. This is the best chance to eliminate the Lymphoma from my body.

Thousands of cancer patients, including me, are depending on the willingness of interested friends like you to register with NMDP's "BE THE MATCH" program. Please do it today! Honestly, YOU could save a life.

March for a Match Progress

Get a Kit
As of May 7, 2010:
1,662 kits requested

If you order a kit...don't forget to
send it back in!

Get a kit now.

Give a Kit
As of May 7, 2010:
$47,702 raised

Give a kit now.

 

 
What You Can Do

Get a Kit

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 and in overall good health, you can become a Registry member. Order a kit, swab the inside of your cheek, and mail in the kit for tissue-typing.

 

Give a Kit

If you don't want to receive a tissue typing kit, you can still contribute! It costs close to $100 to process a swab - a donation of $25-$100 would help other potential donors to register.

Want to become a Registry member through a local donor drive instead of joining online? See "Local Drives" below.
Local Drives
Want to become a Registry member through
a local donor drive instead of joining online?

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sunday, June 6, 2010
9am to 3pm
Newman Hall at St. Mary's Student Parish
331 Thompson Street
Contact: Mark Rolfes (847) 254-5733

Host your own local drive!

Past Local Drives
Louisville, Kentucky
February 11 drive at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
490 recruited, $785 raised
You can see photos here.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 28 drive at Chapel Hill Bible Church
156 recruited, $2,864 raised
Wheaton, Illinois
February 28 drive at College Sunday School Class, College Church
39 recruited, $303 raised

Little Silver, New Jersey
March 13-14 drive at the homes of Lori Brewer and Claire Harbeck Izzo.
32 recruited, $520 raised
You can see photos here.

Notre Dame Glee Club Concert stops in Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco, CA, Sammamish, WA and Wilmette, IL March 6-14.
43 recruited, $950 raised
You can see photos here.

Madisonville/Louisville, Kentucky
March 16 drive at the Kentucky Baptist Men's and Women's Chorale
and March 17 drive at Clifton Baptist Church
20 recruited, $1,515 raised
You can see photos here.

Notre Dame, Indiana
March 18-19 drive at LaFortune Student Center and before the Notre Dame Glee Club
Spring Concert, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
516 recruited, $13,600 raised

You can see photos here.

Alexandria, Virginia
April 11 drive at Good Shepherd Catholic Church
22 recruited, $122 raised
You can see photos here.

Wilmore/Lexington, Kentucky
April 13 drive at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore and April 18 drives at Apostles Anglican Church and St. Patrick's Anglican Church in Lexington.
108 recruited, $2,548 raised

You can see photos here.

 

Morris Plains, New Jersey
April 29 by Notre Dame Club of North Jersey
19 recruited, $100 raised
You can see photos here.

 

 

"It was always inspirational to hear the Notre Dame Glee Club under Chip Stam's direction. He reflects everything that is good about Notre Dame.

"Finding a stem cell match is critical to saving his life. I encourage those who have thrilled to the sound of Chip's music to consider supporting the Stam Stem Cell Drive."

- Lou Holtz
Head Football Coach
University of Notre Dame (1986-1996)

Educational Links / PDFs

Learn more about what it takes to be a donor:

More questions? Contact Barbara Nolan of the Be the Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program at [bnolan at nmdp dot org]

About NMDP

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1986 and is based in Minneapolis, MN. It operates the Be the Match RegistrySM of volunteer hematopoietic cell donors and umbilical cord blood units in the U.S. The Be the Match Registry is the world's largest hematopoietic cell registry, currently listing more than 8 milllion individuals and more than 160,000 cord blood units.