The Icla da Silva Foundation
The Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for the Be The Match Registry in the United States. It recruits over 38,000 new potential bone marrow donors every year, with a strong focus on minority communities.
The Icla da Silva Foundation was established in 1992, in memory of the 13-year-old Brazilian girl named Icla da Silva. After three years of fighting leukemia, Icla passed away in New York City, where she came hoping to get her life saving treatment: a bone marrow transplant. The young girl never found a matching donor.
With offices across the East Coast of the United States and Puerto Rico, the Foundation is continuously expanding its efforts in providing assistance and hope to thousands of families in the United States and all over the world.
The Icla da Silva Foundation is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS Code.
The Icla da Silva Foundation is committed to respecting your privacy. We've structured this Web site (www.icla.org) so you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with The Icla da Silva Foundation.
Information contained on this Web site is not a substitute for a doctor's medical judgment or advice. The Icla da Silva Foundation recommends that you discuss your specific, individual health concerns with your doctor or health care professional. The materials and discussions presented here may describe current treatment options and drugs or treatments that may be under study, and are for informational purposes only. Treatment options or donation procedures should be determined by an individual and his or her treating doctor based on the individual's overall health, age, disease, disease stage, and, if transplant is being considered as a treatment option, the availability of a suitably matched donor or cord blood unit.